positive relationship

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positive relationship

the relationship between two variables where an increase in one variable, such as CONSUMPTION, is associated with an increase in another variable, such as INCOME. Compare NEGATIVE OR INVERSE RELATIONSHIP.
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At this point, it isn't clear whether there is a direct relationship.
There is a direct relationship between the mitigation of barriers and the success of PBL implementation.
The writer clearly knew what was important to the newsletter's readership of educators concerned about technology and learning: the direct relationship of library media programs to measurable outcomes.
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The Wal-Mart spokesperson said that the direct relationship was a "beneficial partnership.
All the work consisted of photomontages in which a pragmatic, direct relationship to the observer is developed.
Lieberman's experiments demonstrate a direct relationship between force (from the strain of chewing) and the shape of the tooth, says William J.
Employee compensation showed a direct relationship with size of the company for nearly all staff positions.