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correlation coefficient Line breaks: cor|rel|ation co|ef¦fi¦cient

Definition of correlation coefficient in English:


A number between +1 and −1 calculated so as to represent the linear interdependence 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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