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# Statistic vs. Statistics

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Statisticsnoun

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

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

Statisticnoun

A single item in a statistical study.

Statisticsnoun

The science which has to do with the collection, classification, and analysis of facts of a numerical nature regarding any topic.

Statisticnoun

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

Statisticsnoun

Classified facts of a numerical nature regarding any topic.

Statisticnoun

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

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

Statisticsnoun

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

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

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

Statisticnoun

a datum that can be represented numerically

Statisticsnoun

the practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.

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’;

Statistics

Statistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. In applying statistics to a scientific, industrial, or social problem, it is conventional to begin with a statistical population or a statistical model to be studied.

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’;

another term for statistical

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.   