# Statistics vs Static - What's the difference?

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## As nouns the difference between statistics and static

is that statistics is (singular in construction) a mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation while static is interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.

## As an adjective static is

unchanging; that cannot or does not change.

# statistics

## English

(wikipedia statistics)

### Alternative forms

* statisticks (obsolete)

### Noun

(statistics)
• (singular in construction) A mathematical science concerned with data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation.
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• , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}
Statistics is the only mathematical field required for many social sciences.
• (plural in construction) A systematic collection of data on measurements or observations, often related to demographic information such as population counts, incomes, population counts at different ages, etc.
• The statistics from the Census for apportionment are available.
• English plurals
• #### Synonyms

* stats (informal)

#### Derived terms

(terms derived from statistics) * applied statistics * astrostatistics * biostatistics * defense-independent pitching statistics * descriptive statistics * geostatistics * inferential statistics * lexicostatistics * mathematical statistics * parastatistics * phonostatistics * photostatistics * statistician * stats * stylostatistics * superstatistics * thermostatistics * vital statistics

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# static

## English

### Alternative forms

* statick

(-)
• Unchanging; that cannot or does not change.
• Immobile; fixed in place; having no motion.
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• (programming) Occupying fixed memory, allocated when a program is loaded.
• #### Synonyms

* stable * (Having no motion) still

#### Antonyms

* (Unchanging) dynamic * (Having no motion) dynamic, kinetic, mobile * (computing) dynamic

#### Derived terms

* hydrostatic * statical * staticity

### Noun

(-)
• Interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television.
• (by extension) Interference or obstruction from people.
• Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
• Static electricity.

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