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"statistic" in British English

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statisticnoun

uk   /stəˈtɪs.tɪk/  us   /stəˈtɪs.tɪk/
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B2 [plural] (informal stats ) informationbased on a ​study of the ​number of ​times something ​happens or is ​present, or other ​numericalfacts: Statistics show/​suggest that women ​livelonger than men. According to official statistics, the ​Japaneseworklongerhours than ​workers in most other ​industrializedcountries.
[U] the ​science of using ​informationdiscovered from ​studyingnumbers
C1 [C] a ​fact in the ​form of a ​number that ​showsinformation about something: The city's most ​shocking statistic is ​its high ​infantmortalityrate.
(Definition of statistic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"statistic" in American English

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statisticnoun [C]

 us   /stəˈtɪs·tɪk/
a ​singlenumber in a ​range of ​statistics: The city’s most ​shocking statistic is ​itsinfantmortalityrate.
(Definition of statistic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"statistic" in Business English

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statisticnoun

uk   us   /stəˈtɪstɪk/
[S] a fact or ​piece of ​information that is shown by a ​number: The ​euro area's ​economicslowdown was ​confirmed by another statistic. The most interesting statistic is that the ​averagetime 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 ​labourmarket.statistics show/indicate/suggest sth The ​current statistics show ​prices have heated up ​strongly this ​year.
[U] the ​science of ​collecting and ​studyingnumbers 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 ​numberrepresents a ​realperson or problem that we should ​care about: 1 in 7 Americans being without ​healthinsurance is not just a statistic, it's a tragedy.
(Definition of statistic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “statistic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 统计数字…
in Turkish istatistik…
in Russian статистическая величина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 統計數字…
in Polish dana statystyczna…
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“statistic” in Business English

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