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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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Examples from the web for statistical
  • Pick cities in each type of climate and then look up the weather data in a statistical abstract or almanac.
  • The team then developed a statistical model based on their data and tested the effects of each variable on contagious yawning.
  • The statistical bumps observed in the study are in addition to that slight natural imbalance.
  • Using statistical techniques of extrapolation, they calculated estimates of how many animals there were on a landscape.
  • The key to their approach was a statistical concept called heritability.
  • There were more eruptions-a statistical certainty in the volcano-studded country.
  • He and his team developed new statistical methods that generate a swarm of likely locations.
  • Ballot recounting largely amounts to delving into statistical noise.
  • Our goal was not to present a point of view, but rather to provide a factual account of our statistical results.
  • We all use statistical base rates to guide our decisions.
British Dictionary definitions for statistical


of or relating to statistics
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Word Origin and History for statistical

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

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