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

Other Words from statistical

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

Examples of statistical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By doing so, Ingram joined a short list of players from Alabama high schools and colleges who are franchise career leaders in a variety of major statistical categories. Mark Inabinett |, al, 5 Sep. 2022 As the starting pitchers are being hailed for their excellence in several statistical categories, the selflessness of the catchers is a primary reason why continuity exists on the mound. Wayne G. Mcdonnell, Jr., Forbes, 13 June 2022 One last statistical key: The last two Heisman-winning quarterbacks threw fewer than five interceptions in the regular season. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2022 The most active part of hurricane season is from mid-August to the end of October, with Sept. 10 the statistical peak of the season. Victoria Ballard, Sun Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 As an example, the metropolitan statistical area that includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach had a median sales price for existing single-family homes of $595,000 in July, according to the industry group Florida Realtors. Jim Saunders, Orlando Sentinel, 31 Aug. 2022 The Orange Line shutdown does not necessarily affect the number of permits, added Shane Lee, a statistical data analyst for Renthop. Catherine Carlock,, 30 Aug. 2022 Once regarded as one of the smallest markets in the country, the Salt Lake City combined statistical area — which includes Ogden, Provo, and Park City — has been rising up the charts quickly in recent years. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022 David Blough had a better statistical day, completing 17 of 32 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 30 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of statistical

1784, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2022

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“Statistical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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