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Fact vs. Statistic

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Factnoun

(archaic) Action; the realm of action.

Statisticadjective

alternative form of statistical

Factnoun

A wrongful or criminal deed.

‘He had become an accessory after the fact.’;

Statisticnoun

A single item in a statistical study.

Factnoun

(obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.

Statisticnoun

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

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Factnoun

An honest observation.

Statisticnoun

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

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

Factnoun

Something actual as opposed to invented.

‘In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.’;

Statisticadjective

Of or pertaining to statistics; as, statistical knowledge; statistical tabulation.

Factnoun

Something which is real.

‘Gravity is a fact, not a theory.’;

Statisticnoun

a datum that can be represented numerically

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Factnoun

Something which has become real.

‘The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s.’;

Statisticnoun

a fact or piece of data obtained from a study of a large quantity of numerical data

‘the statistics show that the crime rate has increased’;

Factnoun

Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.

‘Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.’;

Statisticnoun

an event or person regarded as no more than a piece of data (used to suggest an inappropriately impersonal approach)

‘he was just another statistic’;

Factnoun

An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.

‘There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.’;

Statisticadjective

another term for statistical

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Factnoun

Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.

‘The facts about space travel.’;

Statistic

A statistic (singular) or sample statistic is any quantity computed from values in a sample which is considered for a statistical purpose. Statistical purposes include estimating a population parameter, describing a sample, or evaluating a hypothesis.

Factnoun

(databases) An individual value or measurement at the lowest level of granularity in a data warehouse.

Factinterjection

Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one.

Factnoun

A doing, making, or preparing.

‘A project for the fact and vendingOf a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies.’;

Factnoun

An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

‘What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am not able to conjecture.’; ‘He who most excels in fact of arms.’;

Factnoun

Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.

Factnoun

The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.

‘I do not grant the fact.’; ‘This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not true.’;

Factnoun

a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred;

‘first you must collect all the facts of the case’;

Factnoun

a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened;

‘he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts’;

Factnoun

an event known to have happened or something known to have existed;

‘your fears have no basis in fact’; ‘how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell’;

Factnoun

a concept whose truth can be proved;

‘scientific hypotheses are not facts’;

Factnoun

a thing that is known or proved to be true

‘the most commonly known fact about hedgehogs is that they have fleas’; ‘he ignores some historical and economic facts’; ‘a body of fact’;

Factnoun

information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article

‘even the most inventive journalism peters out without facts, and in this case there were no facts’;

Factnoun

used to refer to a particular situation under discussion

‘despite the fact that I'm so tired, sleep is elusive’;

Factnoun

the truth about events as opposed to interpretation

‘there was a question of fact as to whether they had received the letter’;

Fact

A fact is an occurrence in the real world. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability—that is whether it can be demonstrated to correspond to experience.

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