Definition of Pearson's correlation coefficient in English:

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Pearson's correlation coefficient

(also Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient)

noun

Statistics
A statistic measuring the linear interdependence between two variables or two sets of data.
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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Syllabification: Pear·son's cor·re·la·tion co·ef·fi·cient

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