[verb, adjective kawr-uh-leyt, kor-; noun kawr-uh-lit, -leyt, kor-]
- to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income.
- to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
- mutually or reciprocally related.
- either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.
Origin of correlate
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Examples from the Web for correlating
A mass of data is already at hand, and in process of sorting and correlating.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
Furthermore, the subject is capable of correlating everything.Last Resort
Their active little brains are almost wholly engaged in correlating and co-ordinating smells with actions.The Evolutionist at Large
The perfect Form of mastership belongs to the Gods, correlating with its proper Form of servantship.
Of course, he was right; mere facts, without the correlating idea, are nothing and lead to no conclusion.The Terror
- to place or be placed in a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
- (tr) to establish or show a correlation
- having a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relationship
- either of two things mutually or reciprocally related
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Word Origin and History for correlating
1640s, perhaps a back-formation from correlation.
1742, back-formation from correlation, or else a verbal use of the noun. Related: Correlated; correlating; correlative.
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