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Dictionary entry overview: What does negative correlation mean?
• NEGATIVE CORRELATION (noun)
The noun NEGATIVE CORRELATION has 1 sense:
1. a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1
Familiarity information: NEGATIVE CORRELATION used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
indirect correlation; negative correlation
Hypernyms ("negative correlation" is a kind of...):
correlation; correlational statistics (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)
statistics (a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters)
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