[stuh-tis-ti-kuh l]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for statistical

analytical, numerical, demographic, probability, arithmetical

Examples from the Web for statistical

Contemporary Examples of statistical

Historical Examples of statistical

  • 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.


    John Spargo

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


    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
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Word Origin and History for statistical

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

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