statistics

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/stəˈtɪstɪks/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stəˈtɪstɪks/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stə tistiks)


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statistics - statistical
‘statistics’
Statistics are facts consisting of numbers, obtained from analysing information.
According to official statistics, 39 million Americans had no health insurance.
The government will publish new unemployment statistics this week.
When statistics is used with this meaning, it is a plural noun. You use the plural form of a verb with it.
The statistics are taken from United Nations sources.
Statistics don't necessarily prove anything.
Statistics is also the branch of mathematics dealing with these facts.
She is a Professor of Statistics.
When you use statistics with this meaning, it is an uncountable noun. You use a singular form of a verb with it.
Statistics has never been taught here before.
‘statistical’
Don't use ‘statistic’ as an adjective to mean ‘relating to statistics’. Use statistical.
Statistical techniques are used to analyse the data.
The report contains a lot of statistical information.
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