# Definitions and Synonyms of *statistics* | Another word for *statistics* | What is *statistics? *

*Definition 1: a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**statistics* is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world

*statistics*is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world

*(... is a kind of **statistics* ) a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other

*statistics*) a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other

*(... is a kind of **statistics* ) the branch of statistics dealing with variables without making assumptions about the form or the parameters of their distribution

*statistics*) the branch of statistics dealing with variables without making assumptions about the form or the parameters of their distribution

*(... is a kind of **statistics* ) a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

*statistics*) a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

*(statistics* is the domain which ... is member of) a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a sample meant to be representative of a whole population

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a single sample or measurement taken at a specific time or over as short a period as feasible

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a sample grabbed at random

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable

*"if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a variable that can be used to predict the value of another variable (as in statistical regression)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) a theorem describing how the conditional probability of a set of possible causes for a given observed event can be computed from knowledge of the probability of each cause and the conditional probability of the outcome of each cause

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) the difficulty of applying Bayes' theorem is that the probabilities of the different causes are seldom known, in which case it may be postulated that they are all equal (sometimes known as postulating the equidistribution of ignorance)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a method of fitting a curve to data points so as to minimize the sum of the squares of the distances of the points from the curve

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a generic term for any statistical technique used to analyze data from more than one variable

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a datum that can be represented numerically

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a statistic describing the location of a distribution

*"it set the norm for American homes"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a statistic computed without knowledge of the form or the parameters of the distribution from which observations are drawn

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) an extreme deviation from the mean

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the most frequent value of a random variable

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the mean of n numbers expressed as the n-th root of their product

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the mean of n numbers expressed as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of the numbers

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from the point of origin

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the square root of the variance

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

*"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a population that is part of a larger population

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a sample in which every element in the population has an equal chance of being selected

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a statistical technique that predicts values of one variable on the basis of two or more other variables

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a case of multiple regression in which the predictor variables are themselves highly correlated

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the equation representing the relation between selected values of one variable (x) and observed values of the other (y); it permits the prediction of the most probable values of y

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) when the regression line is linear (y = ax + b) the regression coefficient is the constant (a) that represents the rate of change of one variable (y) as a function of changes in the other (x); it is the slope of the regression line

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a smooth curve fitted to the set of paired data in regression analysis; for linear regression the curve is a straight line

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a series of values of a variable at successive times

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) data relating to births and deaths and health and diseases and marriages

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a matrix giving the correlations between all pairs of data sets

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more means; a statistical method that yields values that can be tested to determine whether a significant relation exists between variables

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a two-way tabulation of the relations between correlates; row headings are the scores on one variable and column headings are the scores on the second variables and a cell shows how many times the score on that row was associated with the score in that column

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) any correlation in which the rates of change of the variables is not constant

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation between two variables when the effects of one or more related variables are removed

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a partial correlation in which the effects of only one variable are removed (held constant)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation)

*"what is the correlation between those two variables?"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) correlated variation

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and +1

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the most commonly used method of computing a correlation coefficient between variables that are linearly related

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) an estimate of the combined influence of two or more variables on the observed (dependent) variable

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation coefficient in which one variable is many-valued and the other is dichotomous

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the most commonly used method of computing a correlation coefficient between the ranks of scores on two variables

- rank-difference correlation
- rank-difference correlation coefficient
- rank-order correlation
- rank-order correlation coefficient

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) any of several nonparametric measures of correlation (used when the assumptions of standard correlational analysis are not met)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a nonparametric measure of partial correlation

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a coefficient of agreement (concordance) between different sets of rank orderings of the same set of things

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a nonparametric measure of the agreement between two rankings

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) an index of the relation between any two sets of scores that can both be represented on ordered binary dimensions (e.g., male-female)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation coefficient calculated between scores on two halves of a test; taken as an indication of the reliability of the test

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation coefficient computed for two normally distributed variables that are both expressed as a dichotomy

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a correlation between two variables (e.g., between the number of electric motors in the home and grades at school) that does not result from any direct relation between them (buying electric motors will not raise grades) but from their relation to other variables

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) a theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to a given power

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) the branch of applied mathematics that deals with probabilities

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a statistical theory dealing with the limits and efficiency of information processing

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) vary in the same time period (of two random variables)

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) of a distribution; having or occurring with two modes

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) having a single mode

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

*"the average income in New England is below that of the nation"*

*"of average height for his age"*

*"the mean annual rainfall"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)

*"the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"*

*"the median income for the year was $15,000"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

*"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) below normal or average

*"after the floods the harvests were subnormal"*

*"subnormal intelligence"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) exceeding the normal or average

*"years of supernormal employment during the war"*

*"a phase of supernormal excitability"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) positive recurrent aperiodic state of stochastic systems; tending in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) being or having a random variable

*"a stochastic variable"*

*"stochastic processes"*

### (statistics is the domain which ... is member of) too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation

*"the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"*

*"no significant difference was found"*