• WordNet 3.6
    • n statistic a datum that can be represented numerically
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 97.35618329% of all statistics are made up
    • a Statistic Of or pertaining to statistics; as, statistical knowledge; statistical tabulation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As of 14.10.2003, only 0.6% of people actually sign the guestbook. Its true. Over 120,000 visitors. Yes, the statistic did go down.
    • statistic Statistical.
    • n statistic Same as statistics.
    • n statistic A statistical statement.
    • n statistic A statistician.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the game "Monopoly," the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue.
    • adjs Statistic pertaining to, or containing, statistics
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  • Stanley Marcus
    Stanley Marcus
    “Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.”
  • Fogg Brackell
    Fogg Brackell
    “Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.”
  • Henry Clay
    Henry Clay
    “Statistics are no substitute for judgment.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
  • George Gallup
    George Gallup
    “I could prove God statistically.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. statistique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined (as if from a form statistikē) from Gr. statizein, to set up.


In literature:

It might be said of Booker Washington that his statistics were on fire.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
The second fact is the statistics of totals caught.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
From the Abstract of Statistics find the statistics of trade between Russia and the United States.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
It has been learned through recently gathered statistics that about thirty per cent.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The statistics of their morality also show a better state of things than in the South.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Many other statistics could be given, but the above are sufficient to show the unexampled growth of the state in that vicinity.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Trustworthy statistics did not exist.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
But statistics are most eloquent through illustration.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
In the Statistical Account of Scotland, published in the year 1794, the Rev.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Statistics of Hospital Department, 170-171.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair

In poetry:

Leave we the child: he is immersed
With scientists and mystics:
With deep prophetic voice he cries
Canadian food statistics.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The pomps of Fleet St., festering year on year,
Hid truth and lied, and lied and hid the facts.
The pimps of Whitehall ever more in fear,
Hid health statistics, dodged the Labour Acts.
"Alf’s Fifth Bit" by Ezra Pound
This occurs more or less than it did in the past times.
There are statistics. There are no real statistics.
There is also no heroism. There is merely
Fatigue, pain, great confusion, sometimes recovery.
"Minor Litany" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Nationally, US public schools spent $10,500 per student in 2008-09, the most recent year for which statistics have been nailed down for every school district.
Correction to This Article An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the National Center for Health Statistics as a nonprofit.
Income statistics that are discouraging .
Discreet Cat Statistical Summary.
Figures from the uk's Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that families now have less cash in their wallets in 2011 than they did in 1977.
Crime statistics tend to distort safety in The Pas.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy added 69,000 net new jobs in May, with manufacturing up just 12,000.
One scholar who is not impressed by the National Research Council's doctoral study is Stephen M Stigler, a professor of statistics at the University of Chicago.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly update Monday that the dry conditions allowed farmers to harvest their row crops.
ESPN Stats & Information All player card statistics are for this season unless otherwise noted.
Statistics Good duck hunting ahead.
The method compares the computed statistical parameters, and based on the comparison, selects an encoding technique from a set of encoding techniques to encode the particular section.
Statistical Quality Control Using Excel, Second Edition.
A Los Angeles city councilman says police should focus on whether officer-involved shootings are within policy -- not whether statistics show they are related to attacks on cops.
It's no secret that, generally, Spring Training statistics mean nothing.

In science:

In this subsection we present the flag-Denert’s statistic (denoted f den) and the flagexcedance (denoted f exc) statistic.
Statistics on Wreath Products
Corollary 7.6 The flag-inversion statistic is equidistributed with the length statistic over the signed permutation groups Bn .
Statistics on Wreath Products
As conventional canonical statistics works only for homogeneous, infinite systems, phase separation remains outside of standard Boltzmann-Gibbs thermo-statistics.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
We also apply our result to find the fluctuations of the height of a random 3D Young diagram (plane partition) and investigate the order statistics of random partitions under generalized Bose–Einstein statistics.
Fluctuation of maximal particle energy of quantum ideal gas and random partitions
As for paths, statistics of cycles are directly coupled to statistics of components via the generating function G(z).
Kinetic Theory of Random Graphs