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

Definition of statistician

: one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics

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Month-to-month data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown a leveling off in deaths, said Bob Anderson, a CDC senior statistician. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?," 28 Jan. 2019 According to various tests of statistical significance, each of these indicators’ track records is significant at the 95% confidence level that statisticians often use when assessing whether a pattern is genuine. Mark Hulbert, WSJ, "The Eight Best Predictors of the Long-Term Market," 5 Aug. 2018 In fact, a few exist: Samuel Temple, a statistician for AT&T, is running in the crowded Republican primary for the same open seat as Kopser. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "2018 is the year of scientists running for Congress," 4 Mar. 2018 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

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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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