sta·​tis·​ti·​cal | \ stə-ˈti-sti-kəl How to pronounce statistical (audio) \

Definition of statistical

: of, relating to, based on, or employing the principles of statistics statistical analysis

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statistically \ stə-​ˈti-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce statistically (audio) \ adverb

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The 49ers first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft produced his best statistical season in 2018., "Can DeForest Buckner reach elite status? 10 questions for the San Francisco 49ers as NFL training camp opens," 29 July 2019 There were 38 consumer retail banks in the Cleveland metropolitan statistical area in 2012, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., "Cleveland banks get healthier, but there are fewer of them," 28 July 2019 But the true cost of Yang’s proposals wouldn’t be revealed in budget statements, statistical tables, and growth projections. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "A UBI Would Undermine Work," 25 July 2019 That statistical peek behind the curtain tells us a lot about the popularity of the E-Ticket attraction and the new themed land. Brady Macdonald, The Mercury News, "What’s the most popular Disneyland ride since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened? You’ll be surprised," 24 July 2019 Instead of a steady increase, experts now expect the prison population to remain fairly level or show a slight decline until mid-2021, said Linda Harrison, senior statistical analyst at the state Department of Public Safety. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s prison population was slated to set a record high. Now forecasters say that may not happen.," 23 July 2019 Researchers run the data through seven different statistical tests to measure how departments are performing. Kathleen Mcwilliams,, "Traffic stop disparity cited in Wethersfield in statewide report released two months after fatal police shooting of Anthony ‘Chulo’ Vega Cruz," 25 June 2019 The classical computer uses statistical tests to ensure that the output strings have a lot of entropy. Quanta Magazine, "How to Turn a Quantum Computer Into the Ultimate Randomness Generator," 19 June 2019 So in their 13 experiments, Abellan’s group ran a standard statistical test, known as a Bell test, on multiple types of quantum particles. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "This Random Video Game Powers Quantum Entanglement Experiments," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of statistical

1784, in the meaning defined above

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