Meaning of STATISTICS
Pronunciation:   stu'tistiks



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
[n] a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters 

STATISTICS is a 10 letter word that starts with S. 
 See Also:   applied math, applied mathematics, correlation, correlational statistics, distribution, information theory, nonparametric statistics, statistical distribution, statistical method  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Sta*tis"tics\, n. [Cf. F. statistique, G. statistik.
See {State}, n.]
1. The science which has to do with the collection and
classification of certain facts respecting the condition
of the people in a state.
Note: [In this sense gramatically singular.]
2. pl. Classified facts respecting the condition of the
people in a state, their health, their longevity, domestic
economy, arts, property, and political strength, their
resources, the state of the country, etc., or respecting
any particular class or interest; especially, those facts
which can be stated in numbers, or in tables of numbers,
or in any tabular and classified arrangement.


Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   The practice, study or result of the application of mathematical functions to collections of data in order to summarise or extrapolate that data. The subject of statistics can be divided into descriptive statistics  describing data, and analytical statistics  drawing conclusions from data. 


