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statistic

[stuh-tis-tik] /stəˈtɪs tɪk/
noun, Statistics.
1.
a numerical fact or datum, especially one computed from a sample.
Origin of statistic
1780-1790
1780-90; < New Latin statisticus. See status, -istic
Related forms
nonstatistic, adjective
unstatistic, adjective
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statistic

/stəˈtɪstɪk/
noun
1.
any function of a number of random variables, usually identically distributed, that may be used to estimate a population parameter See also sampling statistic, estimator (sense 2), parameter (sense 3)
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n.

"quantitative fact or statement," 1880; see statistics.

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