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noun [countable/uncountable] formal correlation pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒrəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 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.

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