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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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correlationcor‧re‧la‧tion /ˌkɒrəˈleɪʃən $ ˌkɔː-, ˌkɑː-/ ●○○ noun 🔊 🔊 [countable, uncountable]HCONNECTED WITH a connection between two ideas, facts etc, especially when one may be the cause of the othercorrelation between 🔊 a strong correlation between urban deprivation and poor healthstrong/high/close/significant etc correlation 🔊 There is a direct correlation between the best-known brands and the best-selling brands.correlation with 🔊 There’s also some correlation with social class.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesa significant correlationThere is no significant correlation between age and work performance.a strong/high/close correlationThey found evidence of a high correlation between drinking and violence.a direct correlationResearch shows a direct correlation between TV viewing and poor academic work.a clear/obvious correlationThere is a clear correlation between carbon dioxide emissions and global warming.a positive correlation (=showing that two things are likely to exist together)They found a positive correlation between good diet and life expectancy.a negative correlation (=showing that two things are not likely to exist together)Is there a negative correlation between a person's weight and the distance they walk on an average day? verbsshow a correlationStudies have shown a correlation between recession and property crime.find a correlationResearchers failed to find any correlation between the two.observe a correlationA correlation has been observed between untidiness and creativity.a correlation exists between something and somethingA strong correlation exists between social class and exam success.
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correlationA correlation curve indicates the distance over which the motion at one point significantly affects that at another.But beyond this, Cuvier had demonstrated unity of plan and correlation of the parts in organisms.One of the students asked whether there was any correlation between rainfall and temperature.These classifications are able to separate groups of nodal lymphomas with a clear correlation between morphological features and clinical behaviour.The problems come later, when you discover that there is a definite correlation between sales and your customer's hat sizes.In tests, no correlation was found between diet and intelligence.Statistical analysis of the data was performed using the Mann-Whitney U test for non-parametric data and Spearman's rank order correlation.Pearsons correlation coefficient was calculated to measure the association between continuous variables.Dawson argued that there is a strong correlation between teenage crime and low educational achievement.The study examines the correlation of violence on television with children's behavior.Project Technical Success Table 8.5 presents the correlations between project technical success and the independent variables.The correlation extends beyond this limited set of compounds.strong/high/close/significant etc correlationWe do not disagree in theory that there should be a closer correlation between actual price and the rate.There was, however, a strong correlation between the success of grant applicants and their satisfaction with the system.As you might expect, studies show a strong correlation between marital dissatisfaction and infidelity.There was also a relatively minor but significant correlation between the rate of known opioid use and townships' population size.There was no significant correlation between the frequency of extrasystoles, either supraventricular or ventricular, and oxygen saturation values.No significant correlations were apparent between creatinine clearance and either duration of mesalazine treatment or cumulative mesalazine dose.His only significant correlation is between the level of communication and democratic performance.A solid majority shows strong correlation with disrespectful behavior, verbal abuse and physical aggression.
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