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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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