stat·​is·​ti·​cian ˌsta-tə-ˈsti-shən How to pronounce statistician (audio)
: one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics

Examples of statistician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buying multiple tickets at once does fractionally increase a player's odds, but that strategy also requires spending more upfront while running the risk of having to split the payout with another winner, Harvard University statistician Mark Glickman told CBS News. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2024 In fact, Schwandt explained, while statisticians looking at millions of kids over several decades can tease out average patterns over time, averages don’t mean much for predicting a particular individual’s success in life. Irina Ivanova, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024 According to the Commerce Department statisticians, that was the biggest increase since Harry Truman was giving ’em hell from the Oval Office. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2024 While many of these people are students, statisticians have signaled the increase in youth worklessness as particularly alarming. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 14 Mar. 2024 In fact, food and household products broadly are not directly adjusted for quality changes other than size and weight, government statisticians said. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2024 But, as Autor says, people would never have guessed a few decades ago at the rise of programmers, statisticians, or social media managers. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Feb. 2024 That’s because statisticians contracted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will adjust for the average number of people estimated to live in cars, vans, tents and makeshift shelters observed over the three days of the count. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 By late 2023, the Fed’s statisticians reported delinquency rates of 2.5% on all consumer loans and 3% on credit cards. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statistician was in 1800

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“Statistician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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stat·​is·​ti·​cian ˌstat-ə-ˈstish-ən How to pronounce statistician (audio)
: a person who specializes in statistics

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