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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

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain

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

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
George Bernard Shaw

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
George Bernard Shaw

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
Zig Ziglar
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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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