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statistics is a branch of science which deals with data collection,presentstion,analysis, and drawing conclusion for any problem under study.
science without statistics bears no fruit
statistics without science has no root
by July 29, 2006

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The study of percentages, bars, graphs, and charts, all in an attempt to make some sort of logical conclusion out of a bunch of numbers so that even more percentages, bars, graphs, and charts can be made.
Statistics may not be of practical use in everyday life, unless you own a casino.
by July 29, 2003

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The mathamatical study of the distribution of data on any subject to prove any point you're trying to make, when whining about it doesn't work.
39% of all statistics are made up.
by July 14, 2003

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Bullshit alot of the time.
Most of the time, statistics are bullshit.
by June 16, 2008

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An excuse for your teams shortcummings in big games.
Me: told you Boise would beat your asses
Virginia Tech fan: so what, statistics show blah blah blah (useless info)
Me: YOU STILL LOST
months later..
Me: Stanford will clobber you
same fan: we have the best offense in the acc we'll win
days later...
Me: told you so
same fan: well statistics show.....
Me: jesus christ
by May 26, 2011

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The scientific way to say I am not sure
Statistics is like saying: There is 30% chance it will rain, 70% chance it will not rain, but I am not certain if its going to rain.
by April 23, 2011

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also known as a useless subject one is forced to do to complete one's degree in Capitalism 1001 so one can get a piece of paper at the end of four years to be part of a globalised world so one can feed one's children (if one chooses to have any) and live happily ever after.

so if one does not do statistics one will lead a sad and lonely life.
look at all the happy people, want to know their secret? its statistics.
by October 13, 2005

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