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correlate

[verb, adjective kawr-uh-leyt, kor-; noun kawr-uh-lit, -leyt, kor-]
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verb (used with object), cor·re·lat·ed, cor·re·lat·ing.
  1. to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income.
verb (used without object), cor·re·lat·ed, cor·re·lat·ing.
  1. to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
adjective
  1. mutually or reciprocally related.
noun
  1. either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.

Origin of correlate

1635–45; probably back formation from correlation and correlative
Related formscor·re·lat·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·cor·re·late, verb (used with object), in·ter·cor·re·lat·ed, in·ter·cor·re·lat·ing.non·cor·re·lat·ing, adjectiveun·cor·re·lat·ed, adjectiveun·cor·re·lat·ed·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for correlated

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Historical Examples

  • Nor does he suppose it to result from what he calls "correlated development."

  • When some of them were turned off in the Monroe plant, the rest must have correlated the data.

    Watchbird

    Robert Sheckley

  • There never has been a Prof. Owen who has explained: he has correlated.

  • All of these correlated studies are set forth with detail and illustration.

  • The small schools must be correlated with some form of high school.

    Chapters in Rural Progress

    Kenyon L. Butterfield


British Dictionary definitions for correlated

correlate

verb
  1. to place or be placed in a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
  2. (tr) to establish or show a correlation
adjective
  1. having a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
noun
  1. either of two things mutually or reciprocally related
Derived Formscorrelatable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for correlated

correlate

n.

1640s, perhaps a back-formation from correlation.

correlate

v.

1742, back-formation from correlation, or else a verbal use of the noun. Related: Correlated; correlating; correlative.

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