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

Definition of statistician

: one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics

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In fact, there have been at least three instances in which four rockets have launched to orbit within a 24-hour period, according Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at Harvard and avid spaceflight statistician. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How to watch four rocket launches on a banner day for the space industry," 18 Dec. 2018 Current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke up for the statisticians. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "India Goes Back to the Future—Again—With Economic Growth Revisions," 29 Nov. 2018 The truth in the fable Mr Carey’s story ends badly for the statisticians. The Economist, "China’s statistics are bad. Many criticisms of them are worse," 7 July 2018 The collision left 16 people dead, including 10 players from the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, the team’s coach and a volunteer statistician. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "Canadian Police Arrest Driver of Truck Involved in Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash," 6 July 2018 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

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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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