Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A numerical piece of information.
  • noun A calculated numerical value (such as the sample mean) that characterizes some aspect of a sample set of data, and that is often meant to estimate the true value of a corresponding parameter (such as the population mean) in an underlying population.
  • noun One viewed solely as a piece of statistical or numerical information.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Statistical.
  • noun Same as statistics.
  • noun A statistical statement.
  • noun A statistician.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to statistics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of statistical.
  • noun A single item in a statistical study.
  • noun A quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterises an important aspect in the sample (such as mean or standard deviation).
  • noun A person, or personal event, reduced to being an item of statistical information.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a datum that can be represented numerically

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Ultimately from New Latin statisticus, of statecraft; see statistics.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back-formation from statistics.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • 42.7% or 47.3% or 65% or 68% or 83% or 87% 90% or 98% of statistics are made up on the spot.

    July 19, 2009