noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction sta·tis·tics \stə-ˈtis-tiks\

Definition of statistics

  1. 1 :  a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data

  2. 2 :  a collection of quantitative data

Origin and Etymology of statistics

German Statistik study of political facts and figures, from New Latin statisticus of politics, from Latin status state

First Known Use: 1770

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