uncorrelated

adjective
un·​cor·​re·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce uncorrelated (audio) \

Definition of uncorrelated

: having no mutual relationship : not affecting one through changes in the other : not correlated uncorrelated factors You also realize that interviewing capability is uncorrelated with a GMAT score; nobody is born with the ability to interview well.— Kimberly A. Whitler

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Recent Examples on the Web For much of its existence, Bitcoin’s performance has been mostly uncorrelated to the stock market, as the below chart, provided by CoinMetrics, a cryptocurrency market research firm, shows. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "If Bitcoin is a ‘safe haven’ why does it tank in times of trouble?," 16 Mar. 2020 Over the last five-odd years, there has been significant chatter among crypto advocates that bitcoin is uncorrelated with broader markets because of its disconnection from legacy financial systems. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Andrew Yang was right about cash relief," 18 Mar. 2020 This is an asset with no cash flows backing it and extremely limited real-world application, and one that is uncorrelated to financial markets. Washington Post, "Bitcoin’s Bulls Are Revving Up the Lamborghinis," 13 May 2019 But sometimes owning uncorrelated assets means eating big losses while the rest of the market screams higher. Ben Carlson, Fortune, "Why You Actually May Want to Buy ‘Bears’ in a Bull Market," 26 Dec. 2019 The noise at each detector should be completely uncorrelated — a jackhammer going off in the town near one detector won’t show up as noise in the other. Quanta Magazine, "Strange Noise in Gravitational-Wave Data Sparks Debate," 30 June 2017 Precious metals & mining companies seem to fit that bill but the catch with uncorrelated assets is sometimes that means eating big losses while the rest of the market screams higher. Ben Carlson, Fortune, "Looking For Stock Market Buying Opportunities? There’s Always a Bear Market Somewhere," 22 Nov. 2019 These errors can be magically smoothed out by poll aggregation, giving a much more accurate mean polling number — provided the errors in individual polls were all due to different causes, and were therefore independent and uncorrelated. Quanta Magazine, "The Devil in the Polling Data," 11 Nov. 2016 The most famous statistical pattern of all is the normal distribution, which takes the shape of a bell curve and describes the statistical distribution of a wide range of uncorrelated events (like heights in a population or scores on the SAT). Quanta Magazine, "Universal Pattern Explains Why Materials Conduct," 6 May 2019

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First Known Use of uncorrelated

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncorrelated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorrelated. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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