# coefficient of multiple correlation

## coefficient of multiple correlation

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv ‚məl·tə·pəl ‚kär·ə′lā·shən] (statistics)

A measure used as an index of the strength of a relationship between a variable

*y*and a set of one or more variables*x*; computed by deriving the square root of the ratio of the explained variation to the total variation._{i}McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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