Examples from the Web for statistic
Breaking the will of ISIS, the military argues, is not a statistic.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That statistic is based on a survey that includes attempted forced kissing as sexual assault.
Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative National Review, called that statistic “bogus.”
The “one in five” statistic is frequently cited by advocates of sexual assault awareness.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story quoted a statistic that The Daily Beast could not verify.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now it's a statistic that the soup is getting thicker, and I can't figure out why.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
How many never know how close they come to making their mistake, or being a statistic in somebody else's?Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Every statement was substantiated, every statistic verified with Genslinger's meticulous love for exactness.The Octopus|Frank Norris
Beneath all the play of logic and statistic beats the passion of a mighty human heart.The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States|Benjamin Brawley
Whether nebulæ are found rarely or often in squint, depends in great measure on the statistic materials which are worked out.Schweigger on Squint|C. Schweigger
British Dictionary definitions for statistic
Word Origin and History for statistic
"quantitative fact or statement," 1880; see statistics.