Origin of statisticsfrom German statistik from Modern Latin statisticus: see statistical
- used with a sing. verb The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling.
- used with a pl. verb Numerical data.
Origin of statisticsFrom German Statistik political science from New Latin statisticus of state affairs from Italian statista person skilled in statecraft from stato state from Old Italian from Latin status position, form of government ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- Used with a singular verb The branch of mathematics that deals with the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data. Statistics is especially useful in drawing general conclusions about a set of data from a sample of the data.
- Used with a plural verb Numerical data.
- (singular in construction) A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation.
- Statistics is the only mathematical field required for many social sciences.
- (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.
- The statistics from the Census for apportionment are available.
- plural form of statistic