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statistic

noun
 
 
/stəˈtɪstɪk/
[S] a fact or piece of information that is shown by a number: The euro area's economic slowdown was confirmed by another statistic. The most interesting statistic is that the average time on the site is 14 minutes.
statistics [plural] ( also informal stats) numbers that give information about a particular situation or event: crime/employment/economic statistics The latest employment statistics portray California as only narrowly avoiding a recession.government/federal/official statistics Government statistics released yesterday painted a hopeful picture of the labour market.statistics show/indicate/suggest sth The current statistics show prices have heated up strongly this year. [U] the science of collecting and studying numbers that give information about particular situations or events: Allan has an MSc in statistics from University College London.
not just/only a statistic used to emphasize that a number represents a real person or problem that we should care about: 1 in 7 Americans being without health insurance is not just a statistic, it's a tragedy.
Translations of “statistic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 統計數字…
in Russian статистическая величина…
in Turkish istatistik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 统计数字…
in Polish dana statystyczna…
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