Definition of statistic in English:


Line breaks: stat|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /stəˈtɪstɪk


1A fact or piece of data obtained from a study of a large quantity of numerical data: the statistics show that the crime rate has increased
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  • By simply taking a superficial look at the quantitative statistics we may not be able to see the whole truth.
  • In the West we are faced with this fact in alarming health statistics like one in two men and one in three women will get cancer.
  • We assessed heterogeneity between studies with the Q statistic and by visual inspection of the results.
1.1An event or person regarded as no more than a piece of data (used to suggest an inappropriately impersonal approach): he was just another statistic
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  • Has he no sympathy or regret to convey to the relatives or Scottish public, or are they, as he seems to suggest, just another statistic?
  • Sadly another young pedestrian has become a statistic in the recent tragic accident on Bradshawgate.
  • Was I just about to become another statistic, one of the many lost souls who go missing, never to be seen again, until their skeleton is found under a patio two decades hence?


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another term for statistical.


late 18th century: from German statistisch (adjective), Statistik (noun).

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