stat·​is·​ti·​cian | \ ˌsta-tə-ˈsti-shən How to pronounce statistician (audio) \

Definition of statistician

: one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics

Examples of statistician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jaxon Rideau, who played for St. Mary's last year and graduated in May, is the statistician for the broadcasts. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "How Arizona high school sports teams are reaching fans across the country during COVID-19," 18 Mar. 2021 Bethany Hedt, a statistician at Harvard Medical School, has worked in Rwanda for the past decade. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "Why Does the Pandemic Seem to Be Hitting Some Countries Harder Than Others?," 22 Feb. 2021 Lori Hoye has been the team’s chief statistician since 1989, and now leads a four-person crew that tracks in-game stats on a computer system. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "His Job Is Counting Stephen Curry’s 3-Pointers. You’d Retire, Too.," 8 Jan. 2021 Zaidi grew up in Atlanta, and her father was a C.D.C. statistician. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 Richard Peto, an Oxford statistician and epidemiologist who helped design Solidarity and analyze the data, stresses that the WHO trial cannot prove whether remdesivir has zero benefit for COVID-19. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "The ‘very, very bad look’ of remdesivir, the first FDA-approved COVID-19 drug," 27 Oct. 2020 The bureau is the official statistician of Major League Baseball. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "The Negro Leagues are now part of official MLB stats. But don't expect major changes in the record books," 17 Dec. 2020 In a statement, MLB said a review process is underway with its official statistician, the Elias Sports Bureau, to determine the full scope of the designation’s effect on records and statistics. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "MLB to give Negro Leagues ‘long overdue recognition’ as a major league," 16 Dec. 2020 As part of the decision, MLB and the Elias Sports Bureau — MLB’s official statistician — have begun a review process to determine the full scope of the designation’s effect on records and statistics. Tim Darnell, ajc, "MLB adds Negro Leagues to its official history," 16 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of statistician

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Statistician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of statistician

: a person who collects and studies statistics

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