Definition of statistics in English:


Syllabification: sta·tis·tics
Pronunciation: /stəˈtistiks


[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.
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    • 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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