verb (used with object), cor·re·lat·ed, cor·re·lat·ing.
- to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income.
verb (used without object), cor·re·lat·ed, cor·re·lat·ing.
- to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
- mutually or reciprocally related.
- either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.
- 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
n.1640s, perhaps a back-formation from correlation. v.1742, back-formation from correlation, or else a verbal use of the noun. Related: Correlated; correlating; correlative.