Statistics

WordNet

### noun

**(1)**A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

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### Etymology

From , from and .

*Statistik*introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.

### Noun

- (
*singular*) A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation. - (
*collective noun*) A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc.