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A negative correlation is an inverse relationship between two variables, meaning that as the value of one variable increases, the value of the other decreases. For example, the number of classes a student misses is negatively correlated with his or her class grade. As Jason skips more classes, his grades will worsen.
See also: Correlation and Positive Correlation
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