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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

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
Sonia Sotomayor

Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense.
Christopher McDougall

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

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

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.
Ernest Rutherford
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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
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