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Definition of Statistics

Statistics

  1. The science which has to do with the collection and classification of certain facts respecting the condition of the people in a state.
  2. Classified facts respecting the condition of the people in a state, their health, their longevity, domestic economy, arts, property, and political strength, their resources, the state of the country, etc., or respecting any particular class or interest; especially, those facts which can be stated in numbers, or in tables of numbers, or in any tabular and classified arrangement.
  3. The branch of mathematics which studies methods for the calculation of probabilities.

Statistics Quotations

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Mark Twain

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
Vin Scully

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli

Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
Daniel Libeskind

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown
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Statistics Translations

statistics in Dutch is statistiek
statistics in French is statistique
statistics in German is Statistik
statistics in Hungarian is statisztika, statisztikai adatok
statistics in Swedish is statistik