
Definition of Statistics
1. Noun. A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters.
Generic synonyms: Applied Math, Applied Mathematics
Terms within: Statistical Method, Statistical Procedure
Specialized synonyms: Correlation, Correlational Statistics, Nonparametric Statistics, Biometrics, Biometry, Biostatistics
Derivative terms: Statistical, Statistician, Statistician
Definition of Statistics
1. n. The science which has to do with the collection and classification of certain facts respecting the condition of the people in a state.
Definition of Statistics
1. Noun. (context: singular in construction) A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation. ¹
2. Noun. (context: plural in construction) A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc. ¹
3. Noun. (plural of statistic) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Statistics
1. statistic [n]  See also: statistic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Statistics
Literary usage of Statistics
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"EDUCATIONAL statistics In the biennial editions of WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, the
discussion of the educational statistics disclosed by the successive volumes ..."
2. Code of Federal Regulations, Containing a Codification of Documents of by Federal Register Division, United States Federal Register Division, United States (1907)
"The work of the Bureau of statistics is performed in three divisions: (l)The ...
The special field service of the Bureau of statistics, as well as the corps ..."
3. Sentencing in the Federal Courts: Does Race Matter?: The Transition to by Douglas Corry McDonald, Kenneth E Carlson (1994)
"It was initiated by Steven D. Dillingham, who was Director of the Bureau of
Justice statistics at the time, and has enjoyed the continuing support of ..."
4. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1893)
"Mineral statistics.—The mineral production of Japan in 1890 is stated t to include
... Mineral statistics.—According to the statistics published by SN ..."
5. State Activities in Relation to Labor in the United States by William Franklin Willoughby (1901)
"Bureau of statistics of Labor 1869 2 Pennsylvania Bureau of Industrial statistics
1872 3 Connecticut Bureau of Labor statistics 1873 i 4 Ohio Bureau of ..."
6. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1911)
"THE AMERICAN YEAR BOOK A RECORD OF EVENTS AND PROGRESS I. INTERNATIONAL statistics
A great number of statistical tables appear in the text of the AMERICAN ..."