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Meaning of “correlation” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of correlation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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correlationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌkɔr·əˈleɪ·ʃən, ˌkɑr-/
a ​connection between two or more things: There is a ​proven correlation between ​educationallevel and ​income.
correlate
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈkɔr·əˌleɪt, ˈkɑr-/
[T] The ​studyfound that ​weatherconditions were not correlated with ​jointpain.
(Definition of correlation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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correlationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌkɒrəˈleɪʃən/
a ​connection between two or more things, especially when one of them causes or ​influences the other: correlation between sth and sth The ​researchaims to ​identify if there is a correlation between ​corporatereputation and ​profits.correlation with sth Does the way ​workersfeel they are perceived by their ​employers have a correlation with ​ambition?a clear/close/direct correlation Expenditure on ​training has a ​clear correlation with ​productivity. low/little/no correlation Stocks do not ​respond to ​ratechanges in the same way as ​bonds do, so there is little correlation between ​stock and ​bondvalue with ​respect to ​interestrates.
(Definition of correlation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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