statistic

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noun sta·tis·tic \stə-ˈtis-tik\

Definition of statistic

  1. 1 :  a single term or datum in a collection of statistics

  2. 2a :  a quantity (such as the mean of a sample) that is computed from a sample; specifically :  estimate 3bb :  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.

Origin and Etymology of statistic

singular of statistics


First Known Use: 1817

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


STATISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

statistic

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noun sta·tis·tic \stə-ˈtis-tik\

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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