Definition of Pearson's correlation coefficient in English:

Pearson's correlation coefficient

Syllabification: Pear·son's cor·re·la·tion co·ef·fi·cient
(also Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient)

noun

Statistics
  • A statistic measuring the linear interdependence between two variables or two sets of data.
    More example sentences
    • We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the association between particle diameter size and spirometry parameters.
    • We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the relationship between environmental data and antibody data.
    • The correlation between clinical variables was evaluated using the Pearson's correlation coefficient.

Origin

early 20th century: named after K. Pearson (see Pearson, Karl).

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