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correlation

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌkɒrəˈleɪʃən/
a connection between two or more things, especially when one of them causes or influences the other: correlation between sth and sth The research aims to identify if there is a correlation between corporate reputation and profits.correlation with sth Does the way workers feel 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 rate changes in the same way as bonds do, so there is little correlation between stock and bond value with respect to interest rates.
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