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1. A mathematician specializing in statistics.
2. A compiler of statistical data.
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1. (Statistics) a person who specializes in or is skilled at statistics
2. (Statistics) a person who compiles statistics
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(ˌstæt ɪˈstɪʃ ən)

an expert in or compiler of statistics.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statistician - a mathematician who specializes in statisticsstatistician - a mathematician who specializes in statistics
mathematician - a person skilled in mathematics
2.statistician - someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)statistician - someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
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
calculator, estimator, figurer, reckoner, computer - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
surveyor - someone who conducts a statistical survey
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[ˌstætɪsˈtɪʃən] Nestadístico/a m/f
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[ˌstætɪˈstɪʃən] nstatisticien(ne) m/f
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nStatistiker(in) m(f)
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[ˌstætɪsˈtɪʃn] nesperto/a di statistica
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(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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"And there's another fellow - Parry - an Australian, a statistician and a sporting encyclopaedia.
Petersburg, or yet with the Travellers' Club, or even the Royal Polytechnic Institute, where his friend the statistician Cockburn ruled in state.
Crutches, wooden legs, artificial arms, steel hooks, caoutchouc jaws, silver craniums, platinum noses, were all to be found in the collection; and it was calculated by the great statistician Pitcairn that throughout the Gun Club there was not quite one arm between four persons and two legs between six.
To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
One statistician has given us a total of three million dollars a day as the amount saved by using telephones.
They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.
So says the statistician. But do I see a handkerchief?
Two or three decades ago social philosophers and statisticians and well-meaning philanthropists were still talking and writing about the deportation of the Negroes, or about their settlement within some restricted area, or about their settling in all parts of the Union, or about their decline through their neglect of their children, or about their rapid multiplication till they should expel the whites from the South--of every sort of nonsense under heaven.
These families, who had formed the backbone of the village life in the past who were the depositaries of the village traditions, had to seek refuge in the large centres; the process, humorously designated by statisticians as "the tendency of the rural population towards the large towns", being really the tendency of water to flow uphill when forced by machinery.
Statisticians estimate that there is no moment during the day when one or more young artists somewhere on the face of the globe are not painting pictures of children holding cats.
But, you know, this is what is surprising: why does it so happen that all these statisticians, sages and lovers of humanity, when they reckon up human advantages invariably leave out one?
A former Aberdeen University boss has been named as the UK's new national statistician.

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