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 uncorrelated

Historical Examples of uncorrelated

  • This hypothesis would perhaps explain a certain number of as yet uncorrelated phenomena both psychological and physiological.

  • This revelation kept Lindsay chatting for half an hour while Mr. Turner spilled a mass of uncorrelated details.

    Out of the Air

    Inez Haynes Irwin

British Dictionary definitions for uncorrelated



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
Derived Formscorrelatable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for uncorrelated



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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