|The degree to which two or more variables a related to each other. A correlation refers to the direction that the variables move and does not necessarily represent cause and effect. Example: height and weight are correlated. As one increases, the other|
|having the form of a circle|
|—n , -ments, -menta|
|1.||a hindrance or obstruction|
|2.||a physical defect, esp one of speech, such as a stammer|
|3.||law an obstruction to the making of a contract, esp a contract of marriage by reason of closeness of blood or affinity|
impediment im·ped·i·ment (ĭm-pěd'ə-mənt)
Something that impedes; a hindrance or an obstruction.
An organic defect preventing clear articulation of speech.