statistic


statistic
sta|tis|tic
W3S2 [stəˈtıstık] n
[Date: 1700-1800; : German; Origin: statistik 'study of political facts and figures', from Modern Latin statisticus 'of politics', from Latin status; STATE1]
1.) statistics
a) [plural]
a set of numbers which represent facts or measurements
the official crime statistics
statistics for
statistics for injuries at work
Statistics show that 50% of new businesses fail in their first year.
b) [U]
the science of collecting and examining such numbers
Statistics is a branch of mathematics.
2.) [singular]
a single number which represents a fact or measurement
The statistic comes from a study recently conducted by the British government.
3.) a statistic informal
if someone is just a statistic, they are just another example of someone who has died because of a particular type of accident or disease
We can't let these boys become just another statistic.
>statistical adj
statistical evidence
>statistically [-kli] adv
The variation is not statistically significant.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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