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 for correlation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Correlation \Cor`re*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n. [LL. correlatio; L.
     cor- + relatio: cf. F. corr['e]lation. Cf. Correlation.]
     Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism
     of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of
     giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as,
     the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.
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     Correlation of energy, the relation to one another of
        different forms of energy; -- usually having some
        reference to the principle of conservation of energy. See
        Conservation of energy, under Conservation.
  
     Correlation of forces, the relation between the forces
        which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may
        exert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Energy \En"er*gy\, n.; pl. Energies. [F. ['e]nergie, LL.
     energia, fr. Gr.?, fr. ? active; ? in + ? work. See In, and
     Work.]
     1. Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating,
        or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men
        possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive.
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              The great energies of nature are known to us only by
              their effects.                        --Paley.
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     2. Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or
        effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate.
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     3. Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to
        impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; --
        said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full
        of energy.
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     4. (Physics) Capacity for performing work.
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     Note: The kinetic energy of a body is the energy it has in
           virtue of being in motion. It is measured by one half
           of the product of the mass of each element of the body
           multiplied by the square of the velocity of the
           element, relative to some given body or point. The
           available kinetic energy of a material system
           unconnected with any other system is that energy which
           is due to the motions of the parts of the system
           relative to its center of mass. The potential energy of
           a body or system is that energy which is not kinetic;
           -- energy due to configuration. Kinetic energy is
           sometimes called actual energy. Kinetic energy is
           exemplified in the vis viva of moving bodies, in heat,
           electric currents, etc.; potential energy, in a bent
           spring, or a body suspended a given distance above the
           earth and acted on by gravity.
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     Accumulation, Conservation, Correlation, & Degradation
     of energy, etc. (Physics) See under Accumulation,
        Conservation, Correlation, etc.
  
     Syn: Force; power; potency; vigor; strength; spirit;
          efficiency; resolution.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  correlation
      n 1: a reciprocal relation between two or more things [syn:
           correlation, correlativity]
      2: a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary;
         it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0
         (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation); "what
         is the correlation between those two variables?" [syn:
         correlation coefficient, coefficient of correlation,
         correlation]
      3: a statistical relation between two or more variables such
         that systematic changes in the value of one variable are
         accompanied by systematic changes in the other [syn:
         correlation, correlational statistics]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "correlation":
     allegory, analogy, balancing, comparative anatomy,
     comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment,
     comparative linguistics, comparative literature,
     comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, confrontation,
     confrontment, contingency, contrast, contrastiveness, dependence,
     distinction, distinctiveness, interrelation, likening, matching,
     metaphor, opposing, opposition, parallelism, proportion, relation,
     relativity, simile, similitude, trope of comparison, weighing
  
  

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