English - Etymology
From German Statistik, from New Latin statisticum (“of the state”) and Italian statista (“statesman, politician”). Statistik introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749), originally designated the analysis of data about the state.
English - Noun
- (singular in construction) A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation.
- (plural in construction) A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc.
- plural form of statistic