What does Statistics mean?

Definitions for Statistics
stəˈtɪs tɪksSta·tis·tics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statisticsnoun

    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

  1. Statisticsnoun

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

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

  2. Statisticsnoun

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. statisticsnoun

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

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

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

  2. statisticsnoun

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statisticsnoun

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

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

  2. Statisticsnoun

    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

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

  3. Statisticsnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. 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

  1. Statistics

    Works consisting of presentations of numerical data on particular subjects.

Editors Contribution

  1. statistics

    A systematic collation of data and numbers within a specific system.

    Various government departments require and use statistics to provide them with data, information and facts to make intelligent informed choices.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Statistics in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Statistics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Statistics in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    All of us want a safe community, so we should be smart enough how we can provide that safety without intentionally or unintentionally targeting a particular group of Americans, and what is so, really, troubling, is that if you compare statistics between white men and African American men, if they are stopped, if they are arrested, if they are charged, if they are convicted, if they are sentenced, there are clear undeniable racial disparities. I think we have to admit this. We shouldn't try to gloss it over or it would go away.

  2. Dan Aykroyd:

    That’s what the statistics are indicating, that there’s a lot of white racist hatred out there that’s going to channel into a support for the Republican ticket. Maybe in the false belief that these people share their views.

  3. Zhaopeng Xing:

    There is a risk for Q3 GDP to be below 6.0%, but we expect September will see a jump in fixed-asset investment because many gift projects for 70th anniversary will be confirmed to be in the statistics at the quarter end. So we maintain our forecast of Q3 GDP 6.1%.

  4. Mike Stratton:

    As we refined the sophistication of the approach and the mutation classification, the algorithms and the sequencing, it has become clear that this was a big challenge that would require coordinated investment and organisation, we have to collect five to ten thousand tumour samples and normal blood, we have to quality-control the DNA sequencing and do the data management and statistics -- it's a combination of large-scale epidemiology and large-scale genomics that haven't been married together in this way before.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)

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