correlation noun

ADJ. close, good, high, remarkable, significant, strong | clear, obvious | direct, simple There is a direct correlation between exposure to sun and skin cancer. | broad, general, overall | low, poor, weak | positive | inverse, negative | statistical

VERB + CORRELATION have The second group of measurements had a high correlation with the first. | discover, establish, find, observe, show The study showed a significant correlation between the baby's sleeping position and the risk of cot death.

CORRELATION + VERB exist A strong correlation exists between the fatness of parents and their children.

PREP. ~ between the correlation between speed and risk of accident | ~ with the correlation of height with weight

PHRASES lack of correlation