not just a statistic

not just a statistic
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used to emphasize that a number represents a real person or problem that we should care about: »

1 in 7 Americans being without health insurance is not just a statistic, it's a tragedy.

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  • not only a statistic — not just/only a statistic ► used to emphasize that a number represents a real person or problem that we should care about: »1 in 7 Americans being without health insurance is not just a statistic, it s a tragedy. Main Entry: ↑statistic …   Financial and business terms

  • not just/only a statistic — ► used to emphasize that a number represents a real person or problem that we should care about: »1 in 7 Americans being without health insurance is not just a statistic, it s a tragedy. Main Entry: ↑statistic …   Financial and business terms

  • statistic — sta‧tis‧tic [stəˈtɪstɪk] noun STATISTICS 1. [countable usually plural] a collection of numbers that represent facts or measurements: • Statistics show that 35% of new businesses fail in their first year. • the October employment statistics… …   Financial and business terms

  • statistic — sta|tis|tic W3S2 [stəˈtıstık] n [Date: 1700 1800; : German; Origin: statistik study of political facts and figures , from Modern Latin statisticus of politics , from Latin status; STATE1] 1.) statistics a) [plural] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • statistic — UK [stəˈtɪstɪk] / US noun Word forms statistic : singular statistic plural statistics 1) statistics [plural] a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation New statistics show the economy is continuing to grow. Official… …   English dictionary

  • statistic — sta|tis|tic [ stə tıstık ] noun 1. ) statistics plural a group of numbers that represent facts or describe a situation: New statistics show the economy is continuing to grow. Official statistics underestimate the actual level of crime. statistic… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Order statistic — Probability distributions for the n = 5 order statistics of an exponential distribution with θ = 3 In statistics, the kth order statistic of a statistical sample is equal to its kth smallest value. Together with rank statistics, order statistics… …   Wikipedia

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  • Statistical hypothesis testing — This article is about frequentist hypothesis testing which is taught in introductory statistics. For Bayesian hypothesis testing, see Bayesian inference. A statistical hypothesis test is a method of making decisions using data, whether from a… …   Wikipedia

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