Definition of correlation coefficient in English:

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correlation coefficient

noun

Statistics
A number between −1 and +1 calculated so as to represent the linear dependence of two variables or sets of data. (Symbol: r)
Example sentences
  • The absolute value of the correlation coefficient represents the strength of the association between the two variables.
  • A value of 1 on the correlation coefficient indicates a linear dependence of the character on N level and a value of 0 indicates no dependence on N.
  • Whether a correlation coefficient is statistically significant or not will be affected by two factors.

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Syllabification: cor·re·la·tion co·ef·fi·cient

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