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sta·tis·tic

statistic

 
 
pronunciation:
st tI stihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of numerical information.
The almanac also gives weather statistics such as record high or record low temperatures.The census gathers statistics on the population such as the number of children per household.The percentage of people who voted in the election is an interesting statistic.
definition 2: any measurable characteristic of a sample, such as a mean or standard deviation.
The mean, or average, is an important statistic, but it only gives us one piece of information about a sample.
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