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statistics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction sta·tis·tics \stə-ˈtis-tiks\

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

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

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

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