Meaning of statistics

sta•tis•tics

Pronunciation: (stu-tis'tiks), [key]
— n.
  1. the science that deals with the collection, classification, analysis, and interpretation of numerical facts or data, and that, by use of mathematical theories of probability, imposes order and regularity on aggregates of more or less disparate elements.
  2. the numerical facts or data themselves.
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