Statistics Definition

Facts or data of a numerical kind, assembled, classified, and tabulated so as to present significant information about a given subject.
Webster's New World
The branch of mathematics dealing with the calculation, description, manipulation, and interpretation of the mathematical attributes of sets or populations too numerous or extensive for exhaustive measurements.
Webster's New World
Numerical data.
American Heritage

Plural form of statistic.


Origin of Statistics

  • From 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 stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Statistik, from New Latin statisticum (“of the state") and Italian statista (“statesman, politician"). Statistik introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.

    From Wiktionary

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