Definitions for "Partial correlation"
01.2) The correlation between the dependent and independent variables with the effects of one or more additional variables removed from both sides of the equation.
The degree of association between two variables with one or more additional variables “held constant” statistically. {r AB|C = (r AB – r AC * r BC) / [SQRT (1 – r 2 AC) * SQRT (1 – r 2 BC)]} EX: SES (socioeconomic status), insurance coverage, and oral health are all related in America. It is possible to calculate the effect of insurance on oral health partial ling out or “holding constant” the effects of SES if the correlations among all three variables is known. [See correlation coefficient, spurious correlation
a correlation between two variables when the effects of one or more related variables are removed