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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  3. 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

  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

  3. Statisticsnoun

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

  4. 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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Numerology

  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. Jack Sharp:

    Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics: 29 have been accused of spousal abuse. 7 have been arrested for fraud. 19 have been accused of writing bad checks. 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses. 3 have been arrested for assault. 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit. 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges. 8 have been arrested for shoplifting. 21 are current defendants in law suits. 84 were stopped for drunk driving in 1998 alone. Can you guess which organization this is? Give up? It's the 535 members of your United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.

  2. Masaharu Ohtake:

    We are not just statistics. I don't think we'll still be around for the 80th anniversary.

  3. Sarah Schechter:

    I want the statistics to change and I hope that telling my story might help prevent more stories like mine from happening.

  4. Mark Krikorian:

    Doing database checks doesn’t help much if you don’t have anything useful in the database on most people, we don’t have any information on who these people are. We don’t have access on Syrian vital statistics or government records, if they even still exist.

  5. David Pitt-Watson:

    Shareholders really need to be concerned, if you're getting statistics where you're seeing a hugely greater proportion of the profits of a company going out to one individual ... then that's something that needs to give you a greater worry.

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