statistic


statistic
UK [stəˈtɪstɪk] / US noun
Word forms "statistic":
singular statistic plural statistics
1) statistics
[plural] a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation

New statistics show the economy is continuing to grow.

Official statistics underestimate the actual level of crime.

statistic on:

statistics on household expenditure

2) statistics
[uncountable] the science of using numbers to represent facts and describe situations

a degree in economics and statistics

3)
a) [countable] a number that represents a fact or describes a situation

Manchester United have not won the title for 25 years, a staggering statistic for such a strong club.

b) a person considered as a number, not as an individual

To them, I'm just another statistic in the unemployment figures.

become a statistic:

Drive carefully! Don't become a statistic (= one of the total number of people killed on the roads each year).


English dictionary. 2014.

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