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Definitions for statistic
stəˈtɪs tɪkstatis·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statisticnoun

    a datum that can be represented numerically


  1. statisticnoun

    A single item in a statistical study.

  2. statisticnoun

    A quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterises an important aspect in the sample (such as mean or standard deviation).

  3. statisticnoun

    A person, or personal event, reduced to being an item of statistical information.

    By dying from an overdose, he became just another statistic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statisticadjective

    alt. of Statistical


  1. Statistic

    A statistic is a single measure of some attribute of a sample. It is calculated by applying a function to the values of the items of the sample, which are known together as a set of data. More formally, statistical theory defines a statistic as a function of a sample where the function itself is independent of the sample's distribution; that is, the function can be stated before realization of the data. The term statistic is used both for the function and for the value of the function on a given sample. A statistic is distinct from a statistical parameter, which is not computable because often the population is much too large to examine and measure all its items. However, a statistic, when used to estimate a population parameter, is called an estimator. For instance, the sample mean is a statistic that estimates the population mean, which is a parameter. When a statistic is being used for a specific purpose, it may be referred to by a name indicating its purpose: in descriptive statistics, a descriptive statistic is used to describe the data; in estimation theory, an estimator is used to estimate a parameter of the distribution; in statistical hypothesis testing, a test statistic is used to test a hypothesis. However, a single statistic can be used for multiple purposes – for example the sample mean can be used to describe a data set, to estimate the population mean, or to test a hypotheses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of statistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of statistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of statistic in a Sentence

  1. Marc Williams:

    You've got an officer with a family who went to work this morning thinking he was going to do his public service and he didn't come home, i'm just so sad for his family and sad for our community that now we're part of the statistic of these horrible losses.

  2. Darlene Tando:

    They've shown over time that kids who have family support like the early intervention, they have a very similar statistic of suicidality and suicidal ideation as the general population, so the family support is so important.

  3. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey:

    An interesting and startling statistic is that in the first 15 days of August, we’ve had 1,023 hospitalizations, that is higher than any other full month combined in the pandemic, which was November and it was in the 900s.

  4. El Feki:

    (In the Palestinian territories) there's a very high proportion of (men) talking to their kids about private, personal matters ... and the sad statistic is that so many of them feel they don't spend enough time with (their children) because of work, that really surprised me and I think it's a very positive finding (towards gender equality).

  5. Tom Hardy:

    I was a shameful suburban statistic.

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