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statistic
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noun
Statistics.
a numerical fact or datum, especially one computed from a sample.
Origin:
1780–90;
<
NeoLatin
statisticus.
See
status
,
istic
Related forms
nonstatistic,
adjective
unstatistic,
adjective
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World English Dictionary
statistic
(stəˈtɪstɪk)
—
n
sampling statistic
estimator
See also
parameter
any function of a number of random variables, usually identically distributed, that may be used to estimate a population parameter
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Etymonline
Word Origin & History
statistic
"quantitative fact or statement," 1880; see
statistics
.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Each type of
statistic
sheds a slightly different light on a country's
population.
Unfortunately, a rather grim
statistic
glares tho.
The pessimist sees in that
statistic
thousands and thousands of unhappy singles.
There's nothing newsworthy in printing a
statistic
and the obsequiously aped
concern of a politician.
But that sobering
statistic
hasn't stopped the flesh trade on this sunsparkled land.
It is not simply a matter of economics, as wealthy suburbs are marching into the
statistic
column.
Once more that
statistic
has to coincide with your preconceived notion of things.
The lone
statistic
the author uses in his argument is two years old and is reworded to prove his point.
But your facile use of one relatively meaningless
statistic
reveals that you have a way to go.
The figure with the higher
statistic
wins the round.
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