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correlate

[verb, adjective kawr-uh-leyt, kor-; noun kawr-uh-lit, -leyt, kor-] /verb, adjective ˈkɔr əˌleɪt, ˈkɒr-; noun ˈkɔr ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˈkɒr-/
verb (used with object), correlated, correlating.
1.
to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection:
to correlate expenses and income.
verb (used without object), correlated, correlating.
2.
to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation:
The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
adjective
3.
mutually or reciprocally related.
noun
4.
either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.
Origin of correlate
1635-1645
1635-45; probably back formation from correlation and correlative
Related forms
correlatable, adjective
intercorrelate, verb (used with object), intercorrelated, intercorrelating.
noncorrelating, adjective
uncorrelated, adjective
uncorrelatedly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for correlated
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  • Nor does he suppose it to result from what he calls "correlated development."

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
  • 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.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • 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

/ˈkɒrɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to place or be placed in a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
2.
(transitive) to establish or show a correlation
adjective
3.
having a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
noun
4.
either of two things mutually or reciprocally related
Derived Forms
correlatable, 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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