statistics

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Statistics is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
statistic

Plural
statistics

  1. (countable); (usually plural) Statistics are numbers about information.
    New crime statistics that show the number of crimes is decreasing.
    The government published new unemployment statistics for the month of June.
  2. (uncountable) Statistics is the science of using and understanding those numbers.
    To do research, it's important to understand simple statistics such as averages and standard deviations.
    Statistics is a kind of mathematics.
  • Also informal: stats