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statistics

  1. methods of collecting and analysing numerical data.
  2. a group of data.

    Businesspeople make considerable use of statistical methods such as collecting SAMPLES in order to make STATISTICAL INFERENCES in such areas as MARKETING RESEARCH and QUALITY CONTROL. They also use government economic data in monitoring changes in the business environment.

statistics

  1. a branch of mathematics that studies the theory and methods of collecting, tabulating and analysing numerical data.
  2. a grouping of data. Economic analysis makes extensive use of economic data, which are subjected to statistical analysis in order to test ECONOMIC THEORIES. See HYPOTHESIS TESTING, ECONOMETRICS.
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Vital Statistics: Height 6ft; weight 12 1/2 st; chest 42, waist 33ins
Last November 2014, participating countries of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific agreed to adopt the Get everyone in the picture declaration in the region, declaring the years 2015 to 2024 as the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade, for 2015 to 2024.
Women 20 to 24 years old have the most abortions; abortion is second most common among women 25 to 29 years old (Oregon Vital Statistics, 2010 annual report).
Until 1993, the US government published an annual, multi-volume compendium of vital statistics compiled by various of its agencies.
"Vital statistics for B2B Marketers" can be viewed online at: www.youtube.com/earnestagency
Renowned for her straightforward postings on sex-related issues, Kym also noticed that many of the beauty contestants did "reveal" the truth about their vital statistics, especially their breast measurements.
For more vital statistics turn to Signposts page 38 and Trainerspot page 41 pounds 32 Bryan Smart has won two of the last six runnings of the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh, with a level-stake profit of pounds 32 from five runners.
Created in 1961, Kimball Electronics Group manufactures a variety of products for the medical device market, including diagnostic imaging equipment, defibrillators, ultrasound and laboratory equipment, and tools that measure glucose, respiration and vital statistics. The firm is a subsidiary of Kimball International Inc., a manufacturer of home, healthcare and hospitality furniture.
The stars of What Not To Wear will be at the Town Hall, in Victoria Square, where they want shoppers to get naked so they can measure their vital statistics to create a body census of the nation.
Schweber compares the conditions and challenges that influenced the struggle to promote and institutionalize demography in France and vital statistics in England as disciplines that identify causes of social phenomena and inform social policy through the use of statistical manipulation and analyses.
Vital Statistics can take full advantage of the drop in class in the Jupiter Unit Trust Managers Conditions Stakes at Newbury.
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