On October 20, 2010, the United Nations first celebrated World Statistics Day. Statistics is the collection and analysis of sets of numbers.Statisticians compile accurate data from reliable sources. They create valuable, objective information for fields as varied as sports, economics, transportation, and health care.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry accurate Adjective
process of studying a problem or situation, identifying its characteristics and how they are related.
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
to put together.
data Plural Noun
(singular: datum) information collected during a scientific study.
destruction or removal of forests and their undergrowth.
a harmful condition of a body part or organ.
study of monetary systems, or the creation, buying, and selling of goods and services.
part of something.
health care Noun
system for addressing the physical health of a population.
study of the relationships between numbers, quantities, shapes, and spaces.
to determine the numeric value of something, often in comparison with something else, such as a determined standard value.
political candidate Noun
person who is seeking to be elected to public office.
amount of one thing in comparison to another thing, often used as a measurement.
dependable or consistent.
social science Noun
study that focuses on people, culture, and society.
the collection and analysis of sets of numbers.
stock market Noun
place where partial ownership of companies, goods, and services (stocks, bonds, and securities) are bought and sold.
movement of people or goods from one place to another.
United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.
worth a considerable amount of money or esteem.