The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling.(noun)
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Use "statistics" in a sentence
"One of the first things you learn in statistics is never extrapolate beyond the data."
"Lumbering, which occupies a department of production by itself in statistics, is also to a great extent a manufacturing operation."
"Perhaps the most telling of all of his statistics is his scoring average."