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 statistical (audio) \ adverb

Examples of statistical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All three authors brought a unique perspective to the study, Roeske's specialty is the statistical analysis of animal signals. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 23 July 2021 Sabermetrics, which involves the detailed statistical analysis of baseball data, has turned the artistry of staffing a team into mere mathematics, a phenomenon that the author Michael Lewis writes about in Moneyball. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 23 July 2021 But a new statistical analysis of historical records and satellite data suggests that there aren't actually more Atlantic hurricanes now than there were roughly 150 years ago, researchers report July 13 in Nature Communications. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Auditors sampled electronic notices from fiscal year 2019 and performed a statistical analysis to estimate how many states met their mandated deadlines., 20 July 2021 The appeals panel also found that the retention practice caused a significant discriminatory impact and a reasonable jury could find that Freyd’s statistical analysis supported the disparity. oregonlive, 16 July 2021 The first was a statistical analysis of how likely an event of this magnitude should be based on historical data. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, 8 July 2021 Pulling out these signals required sophisticated statistical analysis, because humans exhibit a more complicated pattern of overlapping brain waves than rodents do — and because less of our neural activity is devoted to navigation. Quanta Magazine, 7 July 2021 The statistical analysis showed that a leader’s effectiveness evaluations increased systematically as peers indicated this individual engaged more and more frequently in Challenge the Process behaviors. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 6 July 2021

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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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29 Jul 2021

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“Statistical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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