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statistical

[stuh-tis-ti-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics.

Origin of statistical

First recorded in 1590–1600; statistic(s) + -al1
Related formssta·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·sta·tis·ti·cal, adjectivenon·sta·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbpre·sta·tis·ti·cal, adjectiveun·sta·tis·ti·cal, adjectiveun·sta·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for statistical

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Historical Examples

  • The statistical data of his work are especially interesting.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • Racial immunity from certain diseases may be shown by statistical studies.

    Rural Hygiene

    Henry N. Ogden

  • An examination of the statistical basis of the argument is necessary.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • What had been a picturesque emotion had now become a statistical argument.

    Tancred

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The statistical method is of use only to those who have found it out.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann


British Dictionary definitions for statistical

statistical

adjective
  1. of or relating to statistics
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Word Origin and History for statistical

adj.

1787, from statistic + -al (1). Related: Statistically.

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