correlation co-efficient

correlation coefficient

noun Statistics.
one of a number of measures of correlation, usually assuming values from +1 to −1.


Origin:
1905–10

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correlation coefficient
 
n
statistics Pearson's correlation coefficient See also Spearman's rank-order coefficient a statistic measuring the degree of correlation between two variables as by dividing their covariance by the square root of the product of their variances. The closer the correlation coefficient is to 1 or --1 the greater the correlation; if it is random, the coefficient is zero

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