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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Fantasy sports players earn points for their athletes' performance in various statistical categories. Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star, "Five takeaways from state Supreme Court hearing on fantasy sports, athlete compensation," 28 June 2018 Pilcher, a two-time first-team All-County selection, led the Eagles in nearly every statistical category, including goals (50), assists (16), points (66), caused turnovers (17) and interceptions (six). Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Glenelg senior Anna Callahan seizes girls lacrosse Player of the Year honors," 12 June 2018 But when the study's blind was lifted, only the FODMAP symptoms even cleared the bar for statistical significance. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "What’s really behind ‘gluten sensitivity’?," 23 May 2018 And aside from strikeouts and home runs, the Padres are improved in virtually every offensive statistical category. Kevin Acee,, "Analysis: Assessing progress in Padres' process is difficult at this point," 10 May 2018 He is currently ranked among the top five hitters in a number of statistical categories, including home runs, RBI, total bases and doubles. Samford Athletics,, "Samford baseball looks for season sweep of UAB Tuesday," 30 Apr. 2018 Libertyville’s Jack Stevens leads his team in nearly every major statistical category. Bob Narang, Lake County News-Sun, "Back on the attack: Ohio State-bound outside hitter Jack Stevens powers Libertyville past Stevenson," 26 Apr. 2018 The tables below can be sorted by clicking at the top of each column to see who was the best, or the worst, in comparison to the rest of the league in each statistical category. Dana Sulonen, Detroit Free Press, "Ranking 2018 Detroit Tigers' roster against rest of American League," 29 Mar. 2018 But there was one statistical category this season in which the Retrievers excelled: luck. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "Why UMBC Was the Perfect Team to Pull Off the Ultimate NCAA Tournament Upset," 17 Mar. 2018

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1784, in the meaning defined above

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