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.
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