Definition of statistics
1 : a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data
2 : a collection of quantitative data
Origin of statistics
German Statistik study of political facts and figures, from New Latin statisticus of politics, from Latin status state
First Known Use: 1770
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