statistics

1. (noun) (singular) The scientific discipline that deals with the assemblage, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of numerical data.

2(noun) (plural) The data produced from the scientific discipline of statistics.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: statistics
  • Informally called stats.
  • Historically called statistology.
  • A (noun) statistician specializes in (adjective) statistical or (adjective) statisticologic or (adjective) statisticologistic or (adjective) statisticological knowledge and interpreting statistics (adverb) statistically through (noun) statistical analysis.

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How to Cite the Definition of Statistics

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “statistics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/statistics/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

statistics. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/statistics/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “statistics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/statistics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“statistics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/statistics/>.