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statistic

noun sta·tis·tic \stə-ˈtis-tik\

: 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

Full Definition of STATISTIC

1
:  a single term or datum in a collection of statistics
2
a :  a quantity (as the mean of a sample) that is computed from a sample; specifically :  estimate 3b
b :  a random variable that takes on the possible values of a statistic

Examples of STATISTIC

  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

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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