1. spurious correlation a correlation between two variables (e.g., between the number of electric motors in the home and grades at school) that does not result from any direct relation between them (buying electric motors will not raise grades) but from their relation to other variables
  2. biserial correlation a correlation coefficient in which one variable is many-valued and the other is dichotomous
  3. partial correlation a correlation between two variables when the effects of one or more related variables are removed
  4. positive correlation a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and +1
  5. superscription an inscription written above something else
  6. hypersecretion excessive secretion
  7. skew correlation any correlation in which the rates of change of the variables is not constant
  8. speculation continuous contemplation on a subject of a deep nature
  9. correlation a reciprocal connection between two or more things
  10. split-half correlation a correlation coefficient calculated between scores on two halves of a test; taken as an indication of the reliability of the test
  11. personal relation a relation between persons
  12. spatial relation the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
  13. business relation a relation between different business enterprises
  14. percolation the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
  15. prescription the action of issuing authoritative rules or directions
  16. proscription rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  17. perspiration salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
  18. semantic relation a relation between meanings
  19. persecution causing someone to suffer
  20. prosecution legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior