Definition of Pearson's correlation coefficient in English:

Pearson's correlation coefficient

(also Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient)

noun

Statistics
  • A statistic measuring the linear interdependence between two variables or two sets of data.

    • ‘The average of Pearson's correlation coefficient among the five experiments was 0.63.’
    • ‘We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the relationship between environmental data and antibody data.’
    • ‘We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the association between particle diameter size and spirometry parameters.’
    • ‘The correlation between clinical variables was evaluated using the Pearson's correlation coefficient.’
    • ‘Correlations were performed using Pearson's correlation coefficients.’

Origin

Early 20th century: named after K. Pearson(see Pearson, Karl).