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noun formal     correlation pronunciation in American English
/ˌkɔrəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
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singularcorrelation
pluralcorrelations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a connection or relationship between two or more things that is not caused by chance. A positive correlation means that two things are likely to exist together; a negative correlation means that they are not
    correlation between:

    the correlation between personal wealth and health

    a significant/strong/high correlation:

    There is evidence of a strong correlation between drinking and violence.

    a direct/close/clear correlation:

    There is usually a direct correlation between an older person’s social status and their level of personal achievement.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of making connections between two or more things
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