statistic

noun sta·tis·tic \ stə-ˈtis-tik \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of statistic

1 : a single term or datum in a collection of statistics
2 a : a quantity (such 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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of statistic

singular of statistics

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STATISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

statistic

noun

Definition of statistic for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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