An example of statistics is a report of numbers saying how many followers of each religion there are in a particular country.
An example of statistics is a math class offered in high schools and colleges.
By dying from an overdose, he became just another statistic.
When you have data on the average salary and the average number of children in a society, each of these different data points is an example of a statistic.
When you are afraid you will be seen as just one of many generic teen mothers who has messed up her life, this is an example of a time when you are afraid of being a statistic.
Got laid off and became another statistic in the slumping economy.
Origin of statistic
- Ultimately from New Latin statisticus of statecraft statistics
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Back-formation from statistics.