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# correlation

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• n. A causal, complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relationship, especially a structural, functional, or qualitative correspondence between two comparable entities: a correlation between drug abuse and crime.
• n. Statistics The simultaneous change in value of two numerically valued random variables: the positive correlation between cigarette smoking and the incidence of lung cancer; the negative correlation between age and normal vision.
• n. An act of correlating or the condition of being correlated.

• n. A reciprocal, parallel or complementary relationship between two or more comparable objects
• n. One of the several measures of the linear statistical relationship between two random variables, indicating both the strength and direction of the relationship.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• n. Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions.
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### from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• n. Reciprocal relation; interdependence or interconnection.
• n. The act of bringing into orderly connection or reciprocal relation.
• n. In physiology, specifically, the interdependence of organs or functions; the reciprocal relations of organs.
• n. In geometry, such a relation between two planes that to each intersection of lines in either there corresponds in the other a line of junction between points corresponding to the intersecting lines in the first plane; also, a relation between two spaces such that to every point in either there corresponds a plane in the other, three planes in either intersecting in a point corresponding to the plane of the three points in the other space to which the three intersecting planes correspond; more generally, a relation between figures, propositions, etc., derivable from one another in an n-dimensional space by interchanging points with (n—1) -dimensional flats.
• n. In statistics, the relation of two or more variable quantities.