sta·​tis·​ti·​cal | \ stə-ˈti-sti-kəl \

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 \ adverb

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Public polling shows the race in a statistical dead heat. Ben Nadler, The Seattle Times, "Claims of voter suppression and ‘illegals’ in Georgia," 16 Oct. 2018 Another poll from Texas Lyceum, with a slightly smaller sample size, had Cruz only up by 2 points — a statistical dead heat. Tara Golshan, Vox, "New polls show Ted Cruz could really lose in 2018," 1 Aug. 2018 The cabinet changes also mark an effort by Mr. Trudeau to prepare for an election in just over a year, with polls showing the governing Liberals and the Conservative Party in a statistical dead heat. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada’s Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet Over Trade Concerns," 18 July 2018 An April 12-19 poll by the Nevada Independent and the Mellman Group, the most recent one available, showed Heller with support of 40 percent of likely voters and Rosen with 39 percent, a statistical dead heat. Fortune, "Trump Defends Immigration Policy on Nevada Trip," 23 June 2018 Baker, who was in a statistical dead heat with Jealous in a June 5 Washington Post-University of Maryland poll, reported less than half that amount — $170,000 — in campaign accounts belonging to him and his running mate, Elizabeth Embry. Washington Post, "Hogan adds to cash advantage in latest filing period," 15 June 2018 From a statistical standpoint, Shelton, 24, has had a slow indoctrination. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Khiry Shelton has yet to score for Sporting KC. But here’s why it’s sticking with him | The Kansas City Star," 19 Apr. 2018 The Lone Star State Republican is locked in a statistical dead heat with Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday. Andrew Rafferty, NBC News, "Poll: Cruz, O'Rourke locked in tight race in Texas," 18 Apr. 2018 The overwhelming victory defied polls in recent weeks that showed the candidates locked in a statistical dead heat or Mr. Alvarado Muñoz with a lead. Kirk Semple, New York Times, "Costa Rica Election Hands Presidency to Governing Party Stalwart," 1 Apr. 2018

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1784, in the meaning defined above

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