# Definition of statistical in English:

## statistical

### adjective

• Relating to the use of statistics.

‘a statistical comparison’
• ‘He has written on stochastic geometry and its applications, and the statistical theory of shape.’
• ‘He lectured and assisted with tutorial sessions and began to take an interest in statistical ideas.’
• ‘He attended Pearson's lectures and learnt how to go about statistical research.’
• ‘He used his statistical expertise to develop a method to estimate aircraft vulnerability.’
• ‘It was at the Ministry of Agriculture that Kendall became involved in statistical work.’
• ‘At the time of his death, his authority in German statistical circles was unrivalled.’
• ‘I soon found out that the German statistical literature did not offer too many ideas.’
• ‘We can use statistical methods to analyse historic data and describe the variation.’
• ‘As for statistical evidence, this would be much more valuable if it was more specific.’
• ‘We can now use the statistical arguments of the last section on each individual row.’
• ‘An indicator variable for wave of survey was entered into all multivariate statistical analyses.’
• ‘To perform statistical comparisons, we grouped monthly data together within each period.’
• ‘One way in which this can occur is when a statistical technique known as factor analysis is employed.’
• ‘For statistical comparisons between the groups the Wilcoxon rank sum test was used.’
• ‘It mostly seems to be used in an attempt to get statistical mathematics to do your thinking for you.’
• ‘All statistical computations were done using the Statistical Analysis System.’
• ‘In this paper we use statistical techniques to examine data from two randomised controlled trials.’
• ‘This may represent a type I statistical error, despite the large sample size.’
• ‘All data were tested to determine if they met the assumptions of parametric statistical analysis.’
• ‘Somewhere along the line the truth had been buried, a statistical error made and a lie perpetuated.’

/stəˈtɪstɪk(ə)l/