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noun statistic pronunciation in British English /stəˈtɪstɪk/
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  1. 1

    statistics

    [plural] a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation
    New statistics show the economy is continuing to grow.
    Official statistics underestimate the actual level of crime.
    statistic on: statistics on household expenditure
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    statistics

    [uncountable] the science of using numbers to represent facts and describe situations
    a degree in economics and statistics
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    [countable] a number that represents a fact or describes a situation
    Manchester United have not won the title for 25 years, a staggering statistic for such a strong club.
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      a person considered as a number, not as an individual
      To them, I’m just another statistic in the unemployment figures.
      become a statistic: Drive carefully! Don’t become a statistic (=one of the total number of people killed on the roads each year).

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