stat·is·ti·cian | \ˌsta-tə-ˈsti-shən \

Definition of statistician 

: one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics

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Government statisticians are trying to find ways to improve the data, perhaps by supplementing surveys with records from Social Security records, tax filings or other sources. Ben Casselman, New York Times, "Are Wage Gains Picking Up? Stalling? Questionable Data Makes It Hard to Say," 12 Mar. 2018 Government statisticians often blame that hard-to-control trend for the labor-participation dip, but less apologetic researchers also note the government’s overgenerosity in granting disability insurance. George Melloan, WSJ, "Social Security Needs Immigrants," 14 June 2018 As noted by track and field statistician Jon Mulkeen, none of the five men ahead of him ever ran as fast at Norman's age. Chris Chavez,, "Watch: 20-Year-Old Michael Norman Breaks 400 Meter Collegiate Record In 43.61," 8 June 2018 In 2013 the world’s labour statisticians resolved to change the definition of the labour force, excluding people, such as subsistence farmers, who produce goods for their own family’s use. The Economist, "In developing countries, many people cannot afford not to work," 7 June 2018 First-quarter growth has been much lower than other quarters in recent years, leading economists to speculate there are problems with how government statisticians factor in seasonal adjustments. Jim Puzzanghera,, "U.S. economic growth slows despite Trump's tax cuts," 27 Apr. 2018 His experience may be a cautionary tale for statisticians too. The Economist, "The hounding of Greece’s former statistics chief is disturbing," 14 June 2018 In the new study, the international team of demographers and statisticians took advantage of the proliferation of people who live well past their 100th birthday. Melissa Healy,, "Can humans reach even older age? We haven't maxed out yet, some scientists say," 28 June 2018 The New York City company employs a gaggle of doctoratewielding data scientists and statisticians who study Bitcoin’s blockchain—its indelible public ledger that records transactions—to gain clues about who owns given hoards of the digital currency. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "To Catch A Bitcoin Thief, Call These Detectives," 27 June 2018

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1800, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who collects and studies statistics

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