Definition of statistics in English:

statistics

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The practice or science of collecting and analysing 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.’
    • ‘This paper is perhaps the first application of probability to social statistics.’
    • ‘Pillai's research was in statistics, in particular in multivariate statistical analysis.’
    • ‘Each year the Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the numbers and species of animals used.’
    • ‘Data can be stored and interpreted using wavelets, probability and statistics.’
    • ‘Network providers collect statistics and send alarms when there is a drop in service.’
    • ‘He, as Poisson and Condorcet did, applied probability to legal statistics.’
    • ‘Bortkiewicz was critical of the approach of Karl Pearson to statistics.’
    • ‘Eurostat is the organisation responsible for collecting and selling statistics and data about the EU.’
    • ‘Wyllie left Newcastle University in 1980 with a degree in computing science and statistics.’
    • ‘It is difficult to know how much, because the Government simply does not collect statistics on it.’
    • ‘After only a year at Sussex, Kingman was promoted to a chair of mathematics and statistics in 1966.’
    • ‘After the Second World War, van Dantzig changed topics and worked on probability and statistics.’
    • ‘He applied mathematical statistics to economics, using nonparametric methods.’
    • ‘The briefing was about the issue of how immigration statistics are collected.’
    • ‘Wald was working on statistics and probability and he persuaded Lukacs to take an interest in this topic too.’
    • ‘No centralized statistics are collected on the use of these powers.’
    • ‘His main research topics were number theory, probability theory and mathematical statistics.’
    • ‘Brignell's book is a handy demolition of the science and statistics behind this epidemic of epidemiology.’
    • ‘Fréchet also made important contributions to statistics, probability and calculus.’
    facts, figures, statistics, details, particulars, specifics, features
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Pronunciation:

statistics

/stəˈtɪstɪks/