noun (plural of, statistic)
- (singular) A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation.
- (collective noun) A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc. Some local governments have (or had) a Department of Vital Statistics.
- (plural of, statistic)
Etymology: From Statistik, from statisticum ("of the state") and statista ("statesman" or "politician"); Statistik, first introduced by w:Gottfried Achenwall, Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.
- Dutch: statistiek
- French: statistiques(fr)f
- Italian: statistica(it)f
- Spanish: estadística(es)f
- German: Statistik(de)f
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