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The word "Statistics" which comes from the Latin words status, meaning a political state, originally meant information useful to the state, for example, information about the …sizes of population sand armed forces. But this word has now acquired different meanings. · In the first place, the word statistics refers to "numerical facts systematically arranged". In this sense, the word statistics is always used in plural. We have, for instance, statistics of prices, statistics of road accidents, statistics of crimes, statistics of births, statistics of educational institutions, etc. In all these examples, the word statistics denotes a set of numerical data in the respective fields. This is the meaning the man in the street gives to the word Statistics and most people usually use the word data instead. · In the second place, the word statistics is defined as a discipline that includes procedures and techniques used to collect, process and analyze numerical data to make inferences and to research decisions in the face of uncertainty. It should of course be borne in mind that uncertainty does not imply ignorance but it refers to the incompleteness and the instability of data available. In this sense, the word statistics is used in the singular. As it embodies more of less all stages of the general process of learning, sometimes called scientific method, statistics is characterized as a science. Thus the word statistics used in the plural refers to a set of numerical information and in the singular, denotes the science of basing decision on numerical data. It should be noted that statistics as a subject is mathematical in character. · Thirdly, the word statistics are numerical quantities calculated from sample observations; a single quantity that has been so collected is called a statistic. The mean of a sample for instance is a statistic. The word statistics is plural when used in this sense. (MORE)

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Statistics is a branch of mathematics in which data of a specific topic can be organized and show in a clearly way.

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The related link should help you to understand the word statistics and statistic.A statistic is a numerical quantity or value that is obtain from a set of data.The set of data… may also be termed a sample of a population. A statistic can be calculated from the sample.Other definitions add more about a statistic, that they improve our knowledge of the population. However, this is not necessarily always true, and the above definition is sufficient. A statistic may not be meaningful and it can also mislead one to wrong conclusions.The term statistics may refer to more than one statistic, but it can also refer to the discipline of statistics as part of mathematics and science. (MORE)

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A statistic is simply the count of something. Statistics (plural) is the count of something added to or compared to the count of something else. Jane has: 4 apples 6 bananas 2… pears Jane has 12 pieces of fruit and I have 6 oranges. Jane has twice as many pieces of fruit as I do. (MORE)

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a statistic is somethign that helps you write a spech. it is a little story but not to short to help the audience understand the topic but not long of a story just a sho…rt one to get to the point and describe it> (MORE)

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Statistics is the name of the subject. It is the general definition which deals with the collection, presentation and interpretation of data. On the other hand, statistic is a… test used to test a hypothesis. It is commonly applied to sample cases. A statistic is a description of some measure, such as your height, weight, or age. Such measures may be collected in large numbers to be analyzed statistically to determine some characteristic of a population. For example, the collection of a population's ages make up a data base that may be analyzed by statistical methods to determine the proportion of the population that will retire and start drawing pension funds during the next decade. (MORE)

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Statism is the doctrine that maintains that your life, money and property are not yours, but the property of the state. A statist is any individual who upholds this doctri…ne and/or supports its implementation. A statist knows that he cannot get away with-at least, not yet-openly declaring that your life, money and property are not yours, so he advances these ideas by implicit means. Statists enact laws that forbid you from taking certain actions altogether or only if you have their permission-and the idea is: if you may only act by permission, you do not have a right to your life. Statists, through their regulations, determine how much of your money you will be allowed to keep-and the idea is: if you do not have the right to decide how your money is spent, your money is not yours. Statists issue decrees restricting how you may use your property-and the idea is: if you do not have the right to control the use and disposal of your property, your property is not yours. These are the indirect means by which statists promote and implement their ideas. (MORE)

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In short, statistics is basically the study of data. It includes examining both the process of obtaining data and understanding the data. Statistics is present everywhere. Eve…ry time a poll is conducted or a study done and numbers reported, statistics are at work. Probability is also a branch of statistics, determining how likely a given event is to occur. (MORE)

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Statistics is a general field of numeric quantities and what they represent. For example, a statistic may be inferential or descriptive. Inferential statistics are special kin…ds of statistics that use sampling distributions to make inferences from a sample to a population of interest (hopefully that the sample represents). The inferences are more or less valid based on how well one meets the assumptions of a statistical method/model and how robust a statistical method is with respect to violations of an assumption. (MORE)

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Notice that the word statistics is closely related to the word state. Some statistical methods were initially developed by governments as ways of gaining greater control over …their populations although it must be said that at the same general time in history individuals such as Florence Nightingale were using statistical methods to try to influence governments to take better care of their citizens. Nowadays we use statistics whenever we can reasonably assume that random phenomena are at play that we need to take in to account. (MORE)