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

Examples of statistical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Redistributing land, which was by statistical definition a white–black issue, was the first step in a much bigger fight for black economic equality. James Pogue, Harper's Magazine, "The Myth of White Genocide," 4 Aug. 2020 The latest, a Civiqs survey, has the rivals in a statistical tie, 47% to 44%. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Sleepy governor races give GOP chance to nab a seat," 2 Aug. 2020 In his office, Colin had access to statistical software called Bioconductor that had a chromosome analysis tool. Caitlin Harrington, Wired, "There's No Such Thing as Family Secrets in the Age of 23andMe," 30 July 2020 While their statistical model attempts to pinpoint the impact of schools staying open or being closed, the method can’t actually establish any sort of causal relationship. Eric Boodman, STAT, "School closures in spring linked to drastic decrease in Covid-19 cases and deaths," 29 July 2020 Data collected can only be used for statistical purposes that help inform important decisions, including how much federal funding your community receives. Sarah Volpenhein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The 2020 census deadline has been extended. Here's how to fill out the census and other things you need to know," 1 Apr. 2020 The company already used purchasing data and a simple statistical method to predict sales. Will Knight, Wired, "Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry," 11 July 2020 But given the study's margin of error, the rivals are in a statistical tie. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Senate majority within sight for Democrats," 8 July 2020 Using a statistical model, epidemiologists at Columbia University estimated the infection-fatality rate for New York City based on its massive outbreak from March 1 to May 16. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "How scientists know COVID-19 is way deadlier than the flu," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of statistical

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statistical was in 1784

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9 Aug 2020

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“Statistical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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