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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.]
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a numerical fact or datum, esp. one computed from a sample.
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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 numerically|
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[stəˈtɪstɪk] n → statistique f
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n → Statistik f
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statisticn estadística (cifra); npl estadística (campo de las matemáticas)
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