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correlate

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Definition a relationship between two (or more) things such that one can be predicted from the other
  • My opponent is confusing correlation with causation. Just because kids who play violent video games are also more likely to behave violently, doesn't mean the video games cause the violence.
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It's easy to correlate diet and exercise with obesity, but it's harder to identify the underlying psychology.
  • Do these facts correlate?
  • The Officials in our new village checked my data; it correlated with my parents' statement.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • And now try to imagine that sort of answer from a man—forgive me for correlating the two.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • They can correlate the samples with their locations later.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • So what does correlate with brain size?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • We correlate high discharge events with the particular items that caused them and then we design our products and packaging accordingly.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Romantic Quality always correlated with instantaneous impressions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Mr. Walker: We found very little correlation between turnover and profitability ....
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I reminded him of those two correlating facts, and all three of my teammates started laughing.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "The correlation of the transcendental to the purely spatial in the building under discussion is entirely screwy," he said.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There's no way to trace it, unless you want to follow up an accidental correlation, like you got from the old man.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There's a strong correlation between countries where women are marginalized and countries with high maternal mortality.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • On each wrist was a gold watch, and the boy kept glancing at them as if to correlate time.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Everything Stewart sees is correlated with the rest of the video we have, and it helps map the world and everything in it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • While that is intriguing, correlation does not constitute evidence.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Then I correlate our arrival in the Past so that we meet the Monster not more than two minutes before he would have died anyway.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
  • She sat at the alert all the way at Daddy's side as he drove, correlating the AAA Blue Book and the speedometer, often with the baby on her lap.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • We've set up a national center to receive and correlate information.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death

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