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statistic

noun     /stəˈtɪs.tɪk/
statistics B2 [plural] (informal stats) information based on a study of the number of times something happens or is present , or other numerical facts : Statistics show/ suggest that women live longer than men. According to official statistics, the Japanese work longer hours than workers in most other industrialized countries .Statistics [U] the science of using information discovered from studying numbers Statistics C1 [C] a fact in the form of a number that shows information about something: The city's most shocking statistic is its high infant mortality rate .Statistics
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