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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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 Bitcoin's supporters are quick to extol the cryptocurrency's virtues as an asset that's uncorrelated to the broader market — independent from any single country, company or central bank — which can serve as a haven in times of market turmoil. Camila Russo, latimes.com, "Bitcoin finds a bottom as risk aversion grips global markets," 9 Feb. 2018 The dead-body business is seen as highly predictable, uncorrelated with other industries, inflation-linked, low-risk and high-margin. The Economist, "Why undertakers are worried," 12 Apr. 2018 Get our daily newsletter The EEG of a conscious brain shows no striking features, just low-amplitude and seemingly uncorrelated ups and downs in the frequency of oscillations in the brain’s electric field. The Economist, "Going underMaking anaesthesia safer by tracking brain activity," 24 Feb. 2018 Yet that measure of uncertainty is uncorrelated with capital investment, according to research by Kristin Forbes, formerly of the Bank of England. The Economist, "Keeping calm and carrying onBritish business marches cheerfully into the unknown," 9 Sep. 2017 Possible explanations include investors in search of uncorrelated risk assets and technologists looking for incremental security. Lily Katz, Bloomberg.com, "Morgan Stanley Says Bitcoin Needs Regulation to Keep Rising," 13 June 2017 The risk of currency volatility is said to provide an extra layer of diversification or uncorrelated return compared with the other typical asset classes in a diversified portfolio. John Coumarianos, WSJ, "How Investors Can Protect Against Foreign-Exchange Exposure," 9 Apr. 2017 If the states are totally uncorrelated, movements in South Carolina would tell you nothing at all about Maine. Josh Katz, New York Times, "Different Choices Give Different Forecasts," 29 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of uncorrelated

1881, in the meaning defined above

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