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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or employing statistics or the principles of statistics.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to statistics

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to statistics; consisting of facts and calculations or such matters: as, statistical tables; statistical information.

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  • adj. of or relating to statistics


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  • Then there’s the statistical error factor ie if 8% is the result and the ‘’statistical” error factor is 3% then the real result could be 11% or as low as 5% hardly a significant number.

    The Politics of Trust

  • The studies that have been done either show opposite or conflicting results or don't achieve what we call statistical significance.

    CNN Transcript Jul 29, 2003

  • The Tigers are not what you call a statistical juggernaut.

  • You realize, of course, that any decent statistician can identify and label errors in statistical manipulations that are inserted willfully to present an analysis with a gamed conclusion.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » NRA Convention report

  • For one, I think policymakers are already too caught up in statistical projections as it is – (did you know the OMB is the most powerful agency in DC?).

    Matthew Yglesias » For Better Thinking

  • Imaginary time is not an "absurd scheme", it is by now a familiar concept in statistical physics of quantum systems, no more controversial than complex numbers in electrical engineering.

    A Trend?

  • A quick college course in statistical analysis would cure you of your, uh, pardon the harshness, IGNORANCE.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 12, 2010

  • Now, I would have to do some research to put that in statistical terms, but I would bet that that is a huge variance!

    Safe Investing, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He also rails against the Big Bang and the use of imaginary time in statistical physics, but that does not mean he understands either astrophysics or thermodynamics.

    Berlinski's Wisdom

  • Although two new surveys out this week give Angle tiny nominal leads, neither is large enough to attain statistical significance, and we continue to consider Nevada very much a toss-up race.

    Polls Show Reid And Angle Deadlocked In Nevada


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