Recent Chinese statistics suggested there were 120 newborn boys for every 100 girls.
But even the Taliban would be proud of the statistics for women in American boardrooms.
From a purely environmental standpoint, the statistics in favor of Tetra Pak packaging are astounding.
Some statistics–disproportionate rates of school suspension, incarceration, and absentee dads–are gloomy.
statistics and rankings aside, there's one more vital ingredient not to be taken lightly: personal happiness.
Dora: I won't be put in statistics, even if it is Christmas and you are the patron saint.
Italianist—that is, if we are content to accept the Austrian statistics?
These statistics confirm the evidence that the ester reaction is not simple.
There was nothing in the thing but statistics, and he would have got nothing else out of it.
The researches of the Bureau of statistics of Vienna show that about one third more women than men reach an advanced age.
1770, "science dealing with data about the condition of a state or community," from German Statistik, popularized and perhaps coined by German political scientist Gottfried Aschenwall (1719-1772) in his "Vorbereitung zur Staatswissenschaft" (1748), from Modern Latin statisticum (collegium) "(lecture course on) state affairs," from Italian statista "one skilled in statecraft," from Latin status (see state (n.1)). Meaning "numerical data collected and classified" is from 1829. Abbreviated form stats first recorded 1961.
"quantitative fact or statement," 1880; see statistics.
The branch of mathematics dealing with numerical data. (See mean, median, mode, normal distribution curve, sample, standard deviation, and statistical significance.)
Note: A particular problem of statistics is estimating true values of parameters from a sample of data.
statistics, mathematics
The practice, study or result of the application of mathematical functions to collections of data in order to summarise or extrapolate that data.
The subject of statistics can be divided into descriptive statistics - describing data, and analytical statistics - drawing conclusions from data.
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