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# statistic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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statisticsta‧tis‧tic /stəˈtɪstɪk/ W3 AWL noun  1 2 [singular]HMS The statistic comes from a study recently conducted by the British government.3 COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + statisticsofficial statisticsOfficial statistics indicate that educational standards are improving.government statisticsAccording to government statistics, only two percent of lone parents are aged under twenty.national statisticsNational statistics greatly underestimate levels of heroin use.crime/economic/unemployment etc statisticsThe economic statistics tell a grim story.verbsstatistics show/indicate somethingStatistics show that 80 percent of dog attacks take place in the home.statistics suggest somethingHousing conditions are far worse than the statistics suggest.compile/collect/gather statisticsPolice have not yet compiled statistics for this year.
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statisticFor one thing, government economic statistics have fallen victim to the fiscal paralysis in Washington.He kept his pencil sharp for statistics and watched churches grow in number from 119 in 1777 to 325 in 1795.We have no reliable statistics on the extent of child abuse and neglect.Bradman's statistics tell us he was more than 50 per cent better than anybody else.Again, it is the doctor's decision that produces the statistic.According to the statistics, eight people die each day waiting for a transplant.That whatever the statistics may say about the way the economy is improving, for many people life remains a real struggle.
From Longman Business Dictionarystatisticsta‧tis‧tic /stəˈtɪstɪk/ nounSTATISTICS1[countable usually plural] a collection of numbers that represent facts or measurementsStatistics show that 35% of new businesses fail in their first year.the October employment statisticsstatistical adjectiveThere is no statistical evidence that the economy is recovering.statistically adverbThe results were notstatistically significant.2statistics [plural] the branch of mathematics that studies facts and information represented by a collection of numbersThe course includes mechanics, statistics, and computer science.3[singular] a single number that represents a fact or measurementAnnual sales per employee have jumped about 37%, which is a statistic we feel very good about.

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