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[stat-i-stish-uh n] /ˌstæt ɪˈstɪʃ ən/
an expert in or compiler of statistics.
Also, statist.
Origin of statistician
1815-25; statist(ics) + -ician Unabridged
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  • His political history has the merits and the demerits to be expected in a statistician.
  • Not the sort of thing to warm the heart of any statistician.
  • Any theoretical statistician who thinks that this sort of feedback system does not work needs to broaden their horizons a bit.
  • In fact, they do not have a single statistician among them--and the arguments are statistical in nature.
  • Anyone who pulls other conclusions is not a statistician and talking out of their backside.
  • No statistician is conversant in all of the topics and methods in the field.
British Dictionary definitions for statistician


a person who specializes in or is skilled at statistics
a person who compiles statistics
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Word Origin and History for statistician

1825, from statistic + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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