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"statistic" in British English

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statisticnoun

uk   /stəˈtɪs.tɪk/ us   /stəˈtɪs.tɪk/
statistics

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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.
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.
(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 single number in a range of statistics: The city’s most shocking statistic is its infant mortality rate.
(Definition of statistic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"statistic" in Business English

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statisticnoun

uk   /stəˈtɪstɪk/ us  
[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.
(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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