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cor·re·la·tion /ˌkɔrəˈleʃən, ˌkɑr-/

相互關係,相關,關連

correlation

自相關

From: Network Terminology

correlation

相關

Cor·re·la·tion n. Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.

**Correlation of energy**, the relation to one another of different forms of energy; -- usually having some reference to the principle of conservation of energy. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation.

**Correlation of forces**, the relation between the forces which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may exert.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

correlation

n 1: a reciprocal relation between two or more things [syn: correlativity]

2: a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary;

it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through

0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation);

"what is the correlation between those two variables?"

[syn: correlation coefficient, coefficient of

correlation]

3: a statistical relation between two or more variables such

that systematic changes in the value of one variable are

accompanied by systematic changes in the other [syn: correlational

statistics]