Relation - Mathematics. a property that associates two quantities in a definite order, as equality or inequality. opposite of correlation). the degree to which two or more attributes or measurements on the same group of elements show a tendency to vary together.
To sum it up, correlation does not equal causation. As nouns the difference between relationship and correlation is that relationship is connection or association; the condition of being related while correlation is a reciprocal, parallel or complementary relationship between two or more comparable objects. Relation, on the other hand, is cause and effect (almost the. <--This is a positive correlation. Correlation - Statistics.