Definitions for Statisticsstəˈtɪs tɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sta•tis•ticsstəˈtɪs tɪks(n.)

  1. (used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data, often using probability theory.

    Category: Statistics

  2. (used with a pl. v.) the data themselves.

    Category: Statistics

Origin of statistics:

1780–90; orig., a branch of political science dealing with the collection of data relevant to a state < G Statistik

Princeton's WordNet

  1. statistics(noun)

    a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. statistics(noun)əˈtɪs tɪks

    information about sth given in numbers

    Statistics show a drop in the crime rate.


  1. statistics(Noun)

    A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation.

    Statistics is the only mathematical field required for many social sciences.

  2. statistics(Noun)

    A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc.

    The statistics from the Census for apportionment are available.

  3. Origin: From Statistik, from statisticum and statista. Statistik introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statistics(noun)

    the science which has to do with the collection and classification of certain facts respecting the condition of the people in a state

  2. Statistics(noun)

    classified facts respecting the condition of the people in a state, their health, their longevity, domestic economy, arts, property, and political strength, their resources, the state of the country, etc., or respecting any particular class or interest; especially, those facts which can be stated in numbers, or in tables of numbers, or in any tabular and classified arrangement

  3. Statistics(noun)

    the branch of mathematics which studies methods for the calculation of probabilities


  1. Statistics

    Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. The word statistics, when referring to the scientific discipline, is singular, as in "Statistics is an art." This should not be confused with the word statistic, referring to a quantity calculated from a set of data, whose plural is statistics.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Statistics

    Works consisting of presentations of numerical data on particular subjects.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Statistics' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3147

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Statistics' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3116

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Statistics' in Nouns Frequency: #1332

Translations for Statistics

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

statistics(noun plural)

figures giving information about something

There were 900 deaths and 20,000 injuries on the roads last year, but the statistics for the previous year were worse.

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