# statistics

From Wiktionary

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

## Noun[change]

Plural |

- (
*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.

- (
*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**