# Definition of *descriptive statistics* in English:

## descriptive statistics^{}

### Pronunciation /dɪˌskrɪptɪv stəˈtɪstɪks/

### noun

Mathematics

1With singular agreement. The study of statistical facts and data which describe properties or features of a sample or data set, as opposed to properties which can be inferred for an entire population; the branch of statistics concerned with this.

2With plural agreement. Data or facts of this kind, relating to a sample or data set rather than a population.

In use equivalent to the plural of descriptive statistic.

**Origin**

Late 19th century. From descriptive + statistics.