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sta·tis·ti·cal

 (stə-tĭs′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or employing statistics or the principles of statistics.

sta·tis′ti·cal·ly adv.

statistical

(stəˈtɪstɪkəl)
adj
(Statistics) of or relating to statistics

sta•tis•ti•cal

(stəˈtɪs tɪ kəl)

adj.
of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics.
[1780–90]
sta•tis′ti•cal•ly, adv.

statistics

statistical
1. 'statistics'

Statistics are facts consisting of numbers, obtained from analysing information.

According to official statistics, 39 million Americans had no health insurance.
The government will publish new unemployment statistics this week.

When statistics is used with this meaning, it is a plural noun. You use the plural form of a verb with it.

The statistics are taken from United Nations sources.
Statistics don't necessarily prove anything.

Statistics is also the branch of mathematics dealing with these facts.

She is a Professor of Statistics.

When you use statistics with this meaning, it is an uncountable noun. You use a singular form of a verb with it.

Statistics has never been taught here before.
2. 'statistical'

Don't use 'statistic' as an adjective to mean 'relating to statistics'. Use statistical.

Statistical techniques are used to analyse the data.
The report contains a lot of statistical information.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.statistical - of or relating to statistics; "statistical population"
Translations
إحْصائي
statistický
statisztikai
tölfræîilegur
štatistický
istatistiksel

statistical

[stəˈtɪstɪkəl] ADJestadístico
statistical packagepaquete m estadístico

statistical

[stəˈtɪstɪkəl] adjstatistique

statistical

adjstatistisch

statistical

[stəˈtɪstɪkl] adjstatistico/a

statistics

(stəˈtistiks) noun plural
figures giving information about something. There were 900 deaths and 20,000 injuries on the roads last year, but the statistics for the previous year were worse.
noun singular
the study of such figures.
staˈtistical adjective
staˈtistically adverb
statistician (stӕtiˈstiʃən) noun
a person who is an expert in statistics.
References in classic literature ?
Most statistical tables are parchingly dry in the reading; not so in the present case, however, where the reader is flooded with whole pipes, barrels, quarts, and gills of good gin and good cheer.
You see, you gentlemen have, to the best of my knowledge, taken your whole register of human advantages from the averages of statistical figures and politico-economical formulas.
ACCOUNT OF THE DEPORTATION OF THE ACADIANS FROM "HALIBURTON'S HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF NOVA SCOTIA.
He seemed oppressed by a humiliating sense of having been overpaid, and wished apparently to redeem his debt by the offer of grammatical and statistical information in small installments.
It was obvious that to him Blanche Stroeve was only a unit to be added to the statistical list of attempted suicides in the city of Paris during the current year.
3, or to issue a statistical diagram showing the proportion of married women to spinsters in New Zealand; or that the net profits of Mrs.
But Lydgate had not been long in the town before there were particulars enough reported of him to breed much more specific expectations and to intensify differences into partisanship; some of the particulars being of that impressive order of which the significance is entirely hidden, like a statistical amount without a standard of comparison, but with a note of exclamation at the end.
Staid, statistical articles were published, proving that he had made his start by robbing poor miners of their claims, and that the capstone to his fortune had been put in place by his treacherous violation of faith with the Guggenhammers in the deal on Ophir.
A little later in our conversation I asked him a simple little question about the liability of workingmen to accidents, and received a statistical lecture in return.
Gentlemen of the Statistical Department, add two more to the number of social failures produced by England in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy-one--Julian Gray and Mercy Merrick.
All the papers, pamphlets, reports-- all the journals published by the scientific, literary, and religious societies enlarged upon its advantages; and the Society of Natural History of Boston, the Society of Science and Art of Albany, the Geographical and Statistical Society of New York, the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian of Washington sent innumerable letters of congratulation to the Gun Club, together with offers of immediate assistance and money.
It is, however, still no more than a rough generalization, a statistical average.

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