correlate verb definition in Experiments and research topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Experiments and research topic
1 [intransitive] if two or more facts, figures, etc. correlate or if a fact, figure, etc. correlates with another, the facts are closely connected and affect or depend on each other The figures do not seem to correlate. correlate with something A high-fat diet correlates with a greater risk of heart disease. The average speed of the vehicles correlates closely with the severity of the accident caused.2 [transitive] correlate something to show that there is a close connection between two or more facts, figures, etc. Researchers are trying to correlate the two sets of figures. Property values are negatively correlated to the tax rate.

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