### What does **Statistics** mean?

## Definitions for **Statistics**stəˈtɪs tɪks

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **Statistics**.

### Princeton's WordNet

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

### GCIDE

Statistics(n.)

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

Statistics(n.)

pl. Classified facts of a numerical nature regarding any topic. Specifically: (a) Numerical 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. (b) (Sport) Numerical facts regarding the performance of athletes or athletic teams, such as winning percentages, numbers of games won or lost in a season, batting averages (for baseball players), total yards gained (for football players). The creation and classification of such numbers is limited only by the imagination of those wishing to describe athletic performance numerically.

**Origin:** [Cf. F. statistique, G. statistik. See State, n.]

### Wiktionary

statistics(Noun)

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

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

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.

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

### Webster Dictionary

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

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

Statistics(noun)

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

**Origin:** [Cf. F. statistique, G. statistik. See State, n.]

### Freebase

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Statistics

sta-tist′iks,

*n.*a collection of facts and figures regarding the condition of a people, class, &c.: the science which treats of the collection and arrangement of facts bearing on the condition—social, moral, and material—of a people.—*adjs.***Statist′ic**,**-al**, pertaining to, or containing, statistics.—*adv.***Statist′ically**.—*n.***Statistic′ian**, one skilled in statistics. [Coined (as if from a form*statistikē*) from Gr.*statizein*, to set up.]

### U.S. National Library of Medicine

Statistics

Works consisting of presentations of numerical data on particular subjects.

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### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Written Corpus Frequency

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

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Statistics in Chaldean Numerology is:

**9**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Statistics in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

There are lies, damned lies, and

**statistics.**Facts are stubborn, but

**statistics**are more pliable.These are sobering

**statistics**and disheartening**statistics.**There are three kinds of lies lies, damned lies, and

**statistics.**I've come loaded with

**statistics,**for I've noticed that a man can't prove anything without**statistics.**

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# Translations for **Statistics**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- إحصائيات, علم الإحصاء, إحصاءArabic
- статистикаBulgarian
- পরিসংখ্যানBengali
- statistikaCzech
- statistikDanish
- StatistikGerman
- στατιστικήGreek
- statistikoEsperanto
- estadísticaSpanish
- estatistikaBasque
- tilastot, tilasto, tilastotiedot, tilastotiedeFinnish
- statistiquesFrench
- statisztikaHungarian
- statisticaInterlingua
- statisticaItalian
- 統計学, 統計Japanese
- სტატისტიკაGeorgian
- ស្ថិតិវិទ្យា, ស្ថិតិKhmer
- ئامارKurdish
- statistikaLatvian
- tataurangaMāori
- статистикаMacedonian
- perangkaan, statistikMalay
- statistiekDutch
- statistikkNorwegian
- statystykaPolish
- estatística, estatísticasPortuguese
- statisticăRomanian
- статистикаRussian
- statistikaSerbo-Croatian
- statistikaSlovene
- statistikSwedish
- புள்ளியியல்Tamil
- สถิติThai
- palautatanTagalog
- istatistikTurkish

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