coefficient of correlation

coefficient of correlation

noun Statistics.

Origin:
1905–10

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coefficient of correlation

noun
a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation); "what is the correlation between those two variables?" [syn: correlation coefficient
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