[stat-i-stish-uh n]


an expert in or compiler of statistics.

Also statist.

Origin of statistician

First recorded in 1815–25; statist(ics) + -ician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person who specializes in or is skilled at statistics
a person who compiles statistics
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Word Origin and History for statistician

1825, from statistic + -ian.

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