# Definition of 'statistic'

1. countable noun

2. See also vital statistics

3. uncountable noun

Statistics is a branch of mathematics concerned with the study of information that is expressed in numbers.

...a professor of Mathematical Statistics.

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noun

any function of a number of random variables, usually identically distributed, that may be used to estimate a population parameter

See also sampling statistic, estimator (sense 2), parameter (sense 3)Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

adjective

noun

2.

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## Example sentences containing 'statistic'

Times, Sunday Times (2007)

There is only so much that the statistics can show.

Times, Sunday Times (2012) Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2011)It throws up any number of surprising statistics.

Times, Sunday Times (2013) Mathematics and statistics help sort it out.

EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002) The Sun (2014) The Sun (2013) Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990) The Sun (2013)The alternative options for the collection of population statistics are not sufficiently advanced to provide a proper replacement.

Times, Sunday Times (2014)In it we interpret evolutionary patterns in the fossil record with the statistics and mathematics of complex systems and chaos theory.

EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)The trade association for online shops said that there were no reliable statistics on postal losses but that they were a concern.

Times, Sunday Times (2006) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2013)So, that was the story of one statistic in one study.

Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Official statistics, which record mortgage arrears of six months or more, also show that more and more homeowners are getting into trouble.

Times, Sunday Times (2006)## Trends of 'statistic'

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## Translations for 'statistic'

British English: statistic NOUN

*Statistics*are facts which are obtained from analysing information expressed in numbers, for example information about the number of times that something happens.Official statistics show real wages declining by 24%.- Brazilian Portuguese: estatística
- Chinese: 统计数据
- European Spanish: estadística
- French: statistique
- German: Statistik
- Italian: statistica
- Japanese: 統計
- Korean: 통계
- Portuguese: estatística
- Spanish: estadística

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**statistic**from the Collins English Dictionary
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