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 On that basis, a competent statistician might expect the distributions of cogent and tendentious letter-writers to the The New York Review of Books to be bell-shaped. Jessica Riskin, The New York Review of Books, 21 Apr. 2022 It’s the longest the Reds have gone without a lead after the home half of the inning since a 90-inning streak in Aug. 1945, according to Bally Sports Ohio statistician Joel Luckhaupt. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 20 Apr. 2022 The researchers decided to try applying an ecological model—originally developed by Anne Chao, an environmental statistician at Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University—to medieval studies. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 8 Mar. 2022 In its opposition to the ACLU’s lawsuit, the county described a new study by Colleen Kelly, a biological statistician and associate professor at San Diego State University. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 Hippel is a statistician and professor with the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Policy, University of Texas, Austin. Paul T. Von Hippel, STAT, 24 Jan. 2022 Kelly is the same statistician who conducted an analysis of suicides in San Diego jails in response to reporting by The San Diego Union-Tribune and an investigation by the watchdog group Disability Rights California. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 Nate Silver, the celebrity statistician, recently tweeted., 10 Feb. 2022 McMillan IV, in his third season with the Bulldogs, passed Middletown High School great Jerry Lucas for 13th place on the Ohio High School Athletic Association's all-time scoring list, per Woodward statistician Daniel Wright. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of statistician

1800, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2022

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“Statistician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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