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      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 -- 6Σd2/n(n2 -- 1), where Σd2 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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