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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    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

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

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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. Kaitlyn Downey:

    It's frustrating as we test three times a week and we’ve been zero for six months, staying that negative for that long with 25-plus people in our program is a stellar statistics to ride by.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill:

    Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.

  4. Bret Bielema:

    Statistics are great, they’re a great thing to reference, but the key ingredient is what worked Saturday (a 24-14 win over Charlotte), what we did on Saturday is what our offense is going to be greatly dedicated to this week.

  5. Laurence J. Peter:

    Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

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