from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A numerical datum.
- n. A numerical value, such as standard deviation or mean, that characterizes the sample or population from which it was derived.
- n. One viewed as a nameless item of statistical information: got laid off and became another statistic in the slumping economy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative spelling of statistical.
- n. A single item in a statistical study.
- n. A quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterises an important aspect in the sample (such as mean or standard deviation).
- n. A person, or personal event, reduced to being an item of statistical information.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to statistics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as statistics.
- n. A statistical statement.
- n. A statistician.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a datum that can be represented numerically
Ultimately from New Latin statisticus, of statecraft; see statistics.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from statistics. (Wiktionary)