correlation

The degree of correspondence between variations in the behavior of two or more items. For example, an ice cream retailer’s sales may be highly correlated with hot weather conditions. Correlation relationships can be calculated statistically, and analysis of this nature is often used to support *pricing decisions. See also *scatter graph.

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  • corrélation — [ kɔrelasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1718; correlacion v. 1420; bas lat. correlatio 1 ♦ Philos. Rapport entre deux phénomènes (⇒ corrélat) qui varient en fonction l un de l autre. ⇒ correspondance, interdépendance, réciprocité. ♢ Statist. Coefficient de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Correlation — Corrélation Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • corrélation — CORRÉLATION. s. fém. Relation réciproque entre deux choses. Il n est d usage que dans le didactique. Les termes de père et de fils emportentcorrélation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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