Definition of rank correlation in English:

rank correlation

noun

Statistics
  • An assessment of the degree of correlation between two ways of assigning ranks to the members of a set.

    • ‘We calculated the Spearman rank correlation to assess variation in diagnostic threshold.’
    • ‘Do a rank correlation and break the correlation into two stages.’
    • ‘We calculated the significance of Spearman rank correlations according to Siegel.’
    • ‘Pearson rank correlation was used to determine correlations.’
    • ‘Rank correlations and partial rank correlations were conducted as described in Sokal and Rohlf.’

Pronunciation

rank correlation

/ræŋk ˌkɔrəˈleɪʃən/