Definition of descriptive statistics in US English:

descriptive statistics

noun

Mathematics
  • 1With singular concord. The study of statistical facts and data which describe properties or features of a sample or data set, as opposed to properties which can be inferred for an entire population; the branch of statistics concerned with this.

  • 2Treated as plural. Data or facts of this kind, relating to a sample or data set rather than a population.

Origin

Late 19th century. From descriptive + statistics.

Pronunciation

descriptive statistics

/dɪˌskrɪptɪv stəˈtɪstɪks/