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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, estimator2, parameter3

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statistic - a datum that can be represented numerically
data 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
Translations

statistic

[stəˈtɪstɪk] Nestadística f, número m
see also statistics

statistic

[stəˈtɪstɪk] nstatistique f

statistic

nStatistik f

statistic

[stəˈtɪstɪk] nstatistica
see also statistics

statistic

n estadística (cifra); npl estadística (campo de las matemáticas)
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Other things being equal, we want to select a sample design that will make the variance of the sample statistic as small as possible for the size of sample we have chosen.
Suppose we want to evaluate some stochastic hypothesis H, about the probabilities of outcomes from some objective probability space, on the basis o sample statistic E.
It turns out that there are several desirable properties of a good estimator or sample statistic and the sample mean satisfies them all.
By using the variability taken from these subsample or replicate statistics, the replication method estimates the variance of the full sample statistic.
Mean duration of antibiotics in subgroups was compared using independent sample statistics.
Table 4 shows the paired sample statistics of the SIR results that the correlation and the t value cannot be computed of the Infected_l and Infected_2 because the standard error of the difference is 0.
It is still unclear whether there are differences in clinical outcomes between collision tumor and isolated renal neoplasia because of lack of large sample statistics.