I. noun Etymology: back-formation from correlation Date: 1643 1. either of two things so related that one directly implies or is complementary to the other (as husband and wife) 2. a phenomenon that accompanies another phenomenon, is usually parallel to it, and is related in some way to it <
precise electrical correlates of conscious thinking in the human brain — Bayard Webster
correlate adjective II. verb (-lated; -lating) Date: circa 1742 intransitive verb to bear reciprocal or mutual relations ; correspond transitive verb 1. a. to establish a mutual or reciprocal relation between <
correlate activities in the lab and the field
b. to show correlation or a causal relationship between 2. to present or set forth so as to show relationship <
he correlates the findings of the scientists, the psychologists, and the mystics — Eugene Exman
correlatable adjectivecorrelator noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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