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[stuh-tis-ti-kuh l] /stəˈtɪs tɪ kəl/
of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics.
Origin of statistical
First recorded in 1590-1600; statistic(s) + -al1
Related forms
statistically, adverb
nonstatistical, adjective
nonstatistically, adverb
prestatistical, adjective
unstatistical, adjective
unstatistically, adverb Unabridged
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  • 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


of or relating to statistics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for statistical

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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