# statistic

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## sta·tis·tic

(stə-tĭs′tĭk)*n.*

**1.**A numerical piece of information.

**2.**A calculated numerical value (such as the sample mean) that characterizes some aspect of a sample set of data, and that is often meant to estimate the true value of a corresponding parameter (such as the population mean) in an underlying population.

**3.**One viewed solely as a piece of statistical or numerical information: got laid off and became another statistic in the slumping economy.

[Ultimately from New Latin statisticus,

*of statecraft*; see**statistics**.]## statistic

(stəˈtɪstɪk)*n*

(Statistics) any function of a number of random variables, usually identically distributed, that may be used to estimate a population parameter. See also sampling statistic, estimator

^{2}, parameter^{3}## sta•tis•tic

(stəˈtɪs tɪk)*n.*

a numerical fact or datum, esp. one computed from a sample.

[1875–80]

## statistic

- Comes from a German noun describing knowledge dealing with the constitutions and resources of the states of the world.See also related terms for states.

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Noun | 1. | statistic - a datum that can be represented numericallydata point, datum - an item of factual information derived from measurement or research statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters average, norm - a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes" demographic - a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.) deviation - the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function moment - the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value distribution free statistic, nonparametric statistic - a statistic computed without knowledge of the form or the parameters of the distribution from which observations are drawn parametric statistic - any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution time series - a series of values of a variable at successive times vital statistics - data relating to births and deaths and health and diseases and marriages |

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## statistic

## statistic

*n*estadística (

*cifra*);

*npl*estadística (

*campo de las matemáticas*)

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