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noun British English pronunciation: statistic /stəˈtɪstɪk/ 
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singularstatistic
pluralstatistics
  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

  2. 2

    statistics

    [uncountable] the science of using numbers to represent facts and describe situations

    a degree in economics and statistics

  3. 3
    [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.

    1. a.
      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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