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Of, relating to, or employing statistics or the principles of statistics.

sta·tis′ti·cal·ly adv.


(Statistics) of or relating to statistics


(stəˈtɪs tɪ kəl)

of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics.
sta•tis′ti•cal•ly, adv.


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"


[stəˈtɪstɪkəl] ADJestadístico
statistical packagepaquete m estadístico


[stəˈtɪstɪkəl] adjstatistique




[stəˈtɪstɪkl] adjstatistico/a


(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.
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A minimum of 40 training hours has been imparted to 77 per cent of the Centre's staff during 2010, thus attaining the target of 2098 training hours required to take trainees to the desired level of statistical efficiency.
It has been shown that this procedure implies in a substantial gain in statistical efficiency by Hanemann et al.
This procedure is shown to have a significant gain on statistical efficiency if compared to the double-bounded approach.
The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA) was one of the key initiatives that improved the country's statistics.
The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 allows for some data sharing but stops short of allowing BEA, the Census Bureau, and BLS to share tax-related data.
Information provided by survey participants is also protected by the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002.
1988) because it achieves several important goals including (i) parsimony, because the model contains relatively few of the interaction degrees of freedom, (ii) effectiveness, because the model contains most of the interaction sum of squares (SS) that is rich in pattern, leaving a residual that is rich in noise with most of the degrees of freedom but small SS, thereby affording greater predictive accuracy and statistical efficiency (frequently 2 replications with AMMI are as accurate as 3 to 6 replications without AMMI) (Gauch, 1992; Gauch and Zobel, 1996a), and (iii) mega-environment analysis (Gauch and Zobel, 1997), which identifies homogenous subregions within a crop's growing region having similar GE interactions.
The objectives of this research are (i) to compare AMMI estimates of cultivar performance with empirical cell means with respect to predictive accuracy and statistical efficiency using NTEP performance data, (ii) compare cultivar recommendations based on AMMI adjusted means with unadjusted means (raw data) as reported by NTEP, and (iii) identify subregions within the cool-season turfgrass growing region using mega-environment analysis.
The statistical efficiency of sample size and shape in forest ecology.
In particular, amending relevant legislation to enable full implementation of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) could greatly improve the quality of Federal statistics.

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