### Online Dictionary

statistics Explained

[stə'tıstıks]

#### statistics at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1770, "science dealing with data about the condition of a state or community," from Ger. Statistik, popularized by Ger. political scientist Aschenwall, probably coined from Mod.L. statisticum (collegium) "(lecture course on) state affairs," from It. statista "one skilled in statecraft," from L. status (see state). Meaning "numerical data collected and classified" is from 1829. Abbreviated form stats first recorded 1962. Statistician is from 1825. ///

#### statistics at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Branch of mathematics dealing with gathering, analyzing, and making inferences from data. Originally associated with government data (e.g., census data), the subject now has applications in all the sciences. Statistical tools not only summarize past data through such indicators as the mean (see mean, median, and mode) and the standard deviation but can predict future events using frequency distribution functions. Statistics provides ways to design efficient experiments that eliminate time-consuming trial and error. Double-blind tests for polls, intelligence and aptitude tests, and medical, biological, and industrial experiments all benefit from statistical methods and theories. The results of all of them serve as predictors of future performance, though reliability varies. See also estimation, hypothesis testing, least squares method, probability, regression.

#### statistics at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Calculation): numeration, numbering, pagination, enumeration, summation, reckoning, computation, calculation, calculus, algorithm, measurement, statistics, arithmetic, analysis, algebra, geometry, analytical geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus, infinitesimal calculus, calculus of differences, muster, poll, census, capitation, account, list.

[N] (List): list, catalog , catalogue , inventory, register, record, account, bill, tally, listing, itemization, atlas, book, ledger, table, invoice, bill of lading, prospectus, bill of fare, menu, score, census, statistics.

[N] (Accounting): accounts, accounting, statistics, finances, budget, bill, reckoning, account, books, ledger, assets.

#### Statistics at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Statistics \Sta*tis"tics\, n. [Cf. F. statistique, G. statistik.
See {State}, n.]
1. The science which has to do with the collection and
classification of certain facts respecting the condition
of the people in a state.

Note: [In this sense gramatically singular.]

2. pl. Classified facts respecting the condition of the
people in a state, their health, their longevity, domestic
economy, arts, property, and political strength, their
resources, the state of the country, etc., or respecting
any particular class or interest; especially, those facts
which can be stated in numbers, or in tables of numbers,
or in any tabular and classified arrangement.

#### statistics at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

statistics

<statistics, mathematics> The practice, study or result of the
application of mathematical {functions} to collections of
{data} in order to summarise or {extrapolate} that data.

The subject of statistics can be divided into descriptive
statistics - describing data, and analytical statistics -
drawing conclusions from data.

(1997-07-16)

#### statistics at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

statistics
n : a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the
collection and interpretation of quantitative data and
the use of probability theory to estimate population
parameters

#### statistics at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: selfref » For Wiktionary’s statistics, see Category: Wiktionary:Statistics - and Category: Special:Statistics -

## English

Inter: wikipedi » a

### Alternative forms

* statisticks Inter: qualifier » obsolete

### Etymology

From Inter: etyl » de Inter: term » Statistik||lang=de, from Inter: etyl » NL. Inter: term » statisticum||lang=la|of the state and Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » statista||lang=it|statesman, politician. Statistik introduced by Category: w - :Gottfried Achenwall|Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.

### Noun

Inter: en-noun » statistics
• Inter: context » singular in construction A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation.
1. : Statistics is the only mathematical field required for many social sciences.
2. Inter: context » plural in construction A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc.
3. : The statistics from the Census for apportionment are available.
4. Inter: plural of » statistic

Inter: rf » t

#### Synonyms

* stats Inter: qualifier » informal

#### Derived terms

Inter: rel-top » terms derived from statistics
• applied statistics
• astrostatistics
• biostatistics
• defense-independent pitching statistics
• descriptive statistics
• geostatistics
• inferential statistics
• lexicostatistics

Inter: rel-mi » d
• mathematical statistics
• parastatistics
• phonostatistics
• photostatistics
• statistician
• stats
• stylostatistics
• superstatistics
• thermostatistics
• vital statistics

• Inter: rel-botto » m

#### Translations

Inter: trans-top » mathematical science
• Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|علم الإحصاء|m|tr=`ilm al-’iHSā’, Inter: t- » ar|إحصائيات|m|p|tr='iHSa'iyyāt
• Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|estatistika
• Bengali: Inter: t+ » bn|পরিসংখ্যান|sc=Beng
• Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|статистика|f|tr=statístika
• Chinese:
• : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|統計學|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|统计学|tr=tǒngjìxué|sc=Hani
• Czech: Inter: t- » cs|statistika|f
• Danish: Inter: t- » da|statistik
• Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|statistiek|f
• Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|statistiko
• Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tilastotiede
• French: Inter: t+ » fr|statistiques|f
• Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სტატისტიკა|tr=st'ast'ist'ika|sc=Geor
• German: Inter: t+ » de|Statistik|f
• Greek: Inter: t+ » el|στατιστική|f|tr=statistikí
• Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|statisztika
• Interlingua: statistica
• Italian: Inter: t+ » it|statistica|f
• Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|統計学|tr=とうけいがく, tōkeigaku
• Khmer: ស្ថិតិវិទ្យា

Inter: trans-mi » d
• Kurdish:
• : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|ئامار|tr=amar|sc=ku-Arab
• Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|statistika
• Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|статистика|f|tr=statístika
• Maori: Inter: t- » mi|tatauranga
• Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|statistikk
• Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|statystyka|f
• Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|estatística|f
• Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|statistică
• Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|статистика|f|tr=statístika
• Scots: stateestics
• Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|statistika|f
• Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|statistika|f
• Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estadística|f
• Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|statistik
• Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|palautatan
• Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|புள்ளியியல்|sc=Taml
• Thai: Inter: t- » th|สถิติ
• Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|istatistik

• Inter: trans-botto » m
Inter: trans-top » collection of measurements
• Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إحصائيات|m|p|tr='iHSa'iyyāt, Inter: t- » ar|إحصاء|m|tr='iHSā'
• Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|estatistika
• Chinese:
• : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|統計|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|统计|tr=tǒngjì|sc=Hani
• Czech: Inter: t- » cs|statistika|f
• Danish: Inter: t- » da|statistik
• Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|statistiek|f
• Finnish: tilasto, tilastotiedot {{p}}, tilastot {{p}}
• French: Inter: t+ » fr|statistiques|f
• German: Inter: t+ » de|Statistik|f
• Greek: Inter: t+ » el|στατιστική|f|tr=statistikí
• Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|statisztika
• Interlingua: statistica
• Italian: Inter: t+ » it|statistica|f

Inter: trans-mi » d
• Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|統計|tr=とうけい, tōkei
• Khmer: ស្ថិតិ
• Korean: 통계 (tonggye) (統計)
• Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|statistika
• Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|статистика|f|tr=statístika
• Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|statistikk
• Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|statystyka|f
• Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|estatísticas|f|p
• Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|статистика|f|tr=statístika
• Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|statistika|f
• Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estadística|f
• Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|statistik
• Thai: Inter: t- » th|สถิติ

• Inter: trans-botto » m

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Translation: io » statistics
Translation: id » statistics
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Translation: hu » statistics
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