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[stuh-tis-ti-kuh l] /stəˈtɪs tɪ kəl/
of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics.
Origin of statistical
1590-1600; statistic(s) + -al1
Related forms
statistically, adverb
nonstatistical, adjective
nonstatistically, adverb
prestatistical, adjective
unstatistical, adjective
unstatistically, adverb Unabridged
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  • His on-field presence was a shade too statistically minded for a certain kind of fan.
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  • Most of those factors don't have a statistically significant relationship to school performance.
  • Although statistically significant, the difference between the two groups was probably unnoticeable otherwise.
  • Therefore, other things being equal, war is statistically more likely in a multipolar system than it is in a bipolar one.
  • The increased use of early decision shows the strong drive for colleges to make themselves look better statistically.
British Dictionary definitions for statistically


/stəˈtɪstɪkəlɪ; -klɪ/
in terms of or according to statistics


of or relating to statistics
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Word Origin and History for statistically



1787, from statistic + -al (1). Related: Statistically.

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