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statistics

Syllabification: sta·tis·tics
Pronunciation: /stəˈtistiks
 
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Definition of statistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.
Example sentences
  • Aitken's mathematical work was in statistics, numerical analysis, and algebra.
  • His main research topics were number theory, probability theory and mathematical statistics.
  • Fréchet also made important contributions to statistics, probability and calculus.

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