Meaning of STATISTICS in English


stəˈtist]iks, ]ēks noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Etymology: German statistik (from New Latin statisticus, adjective, of state affairs, statistical, from Latin status state + -isticus -istic) + English -s — more at state

1. : a science dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data

statistics is a branch of mathematics

2. : a collection of quantitative data

statistics are available on car ownership

3. statistic noun singular

[back-formation from statistics ]

a. : a single term or datum in a collection of statistics

b. : a quantity (as the mean of a sample) computed from a statistical sample as an estimate of a population parameter

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