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|part of speech:
||(used with a sing. verb) the mathematical study of numerical information, esp. representative information about a limited portion of a population that is used to make generalized conclusions about the whole.
Scientists often use statistics to guide decisions about whether or not to accept a hypothesis.
||(used with a pl. verb) a number of pieces of numerical information.
The census gathers statistics about the population.
- similar words:
- data, material
||archives, average, figure