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: a single term or datum in a collection of statistics
: a quantity (such as the mean of a sample) that is computed from a sample
: estimate sense 3b
: a random variable that takes on the possible values of a statistic
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1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1
singular of statistics
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: 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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