# coefficient of alienation

## coefficient of alienation

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv ‚ā·lē·ə′nā·shən] (statistics)

A statistic that measures the lack of linear association between two variables; computed by taking the square root of the difference between 1 and the square of the correlation coefficient.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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