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statistic

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noun sta·tis·tic \stə-ˈtis-tik\

Simple Definition of statistic

  • : a number that represents a piece of information (such as information about how often something is done, how common something is, etc.)

  • statistics : a type of mathematics that deals with the study of statistics

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of statistic

  1. 1 :  a single term or datum in a collection of statistics

  2. 2a :  a quantity (as the mean of a sample) that is computed from a sample; specifically :  estimate 3bb :  a random variable that takes on the possible values of a statistic

Examples of statistic in a sentence

  1. One statistic that stuck out is that 40 percent of those surveyed did not have college degrees.



Origin of statistic

singular of statistics


First Known Use: 1880

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