statistics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: German Statistik study of political facts and figures, from New Latin statisticus of politics, from Latin status state Date: 1770 1. a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data 2. a collection of quantitative data

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