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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Accumulation},  {Conservation},  {Correlation},  &  {Degradation 
  of  energy},  etc  (Physics)  See  under  {Accumulation}, 
  {Conservation},  {Correlation},  etc 
 
  Syn:  Force;  power;  potency;  vigor;  strength;  spirit; 
  efficiency;  resolution. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Correlation  \Cor`re*la"tion\  (-l?"sh?n),  n.  [LL.  correlatio;  L. 
  cor-  +  relatio:  cf  F.  corr['e]lation.  Cf  {Correlation}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 




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