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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] statistik, from New Latin statisticum ("of the state") and [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] statista ("statesman" or "politician"); Statistik, first introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.

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  1. Alternative spelling of statistical.

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See: statistical

Noun

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statistic

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  1. A single item in a statistical study.
  2. A quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterises an important aspect in the sample (such as mean or standard deviation).
  3. A person, or personal event, reduced to being an item of statistical information.
    By dying from an overdose, he became just another statistic.

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