spearman n pl , -men a soldier armed with a spear
Spearman's rank-order coefficient
n a statistic measuring the extent to which two sets of discrete data place the distinct items in the same order, given by rS = 1 -- 6<GSigma>d2/n(n2 -- 1), where <GSigma>d2 is the sum of the squares of the differences of ranks between the two orderings and n is the number of items in each, (Also called)
Spearmans rank-order correlation coefficient
(named after Charles E. Spearman (1863--1945), English mathematician and statistician)
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