correlate, correlative, correlation - vocabulary

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correlate, correlative, correlation - verb

Correlate: to establish an orderly connection or relation; to have, or stand in, a relation.


Correlative: mutually or reciprocally related.


Correlation: either one of two related things, especially when one implies the other.
But what about IQ? Aren’t today’s rich more likely to have higher IQs than the general population?

Apparently not. At least not according to a new study by Jay Zagorsky, a research scientist at the Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research, which found that the wealthy aren’t more likely to have higher IQs than the general population. . . . In combing the data, Mr. Zagorsky found no meaningful correlation between large wealth and high IQ scores.

“You Don’t Have to Be Smart to Be Rich” Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2007
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