Thematic glossaries

The Statistics Explained Glossary covers all statistical and general terms in Statistics Explained in need of a definition or explanation.

Because it is quite large, it may be easier to consult instead one of the focused thematic glossaries from the clickable overview below; they are organised according to statistical themes, preceded by a list of abbreviations and further supplemented by special-topic glossaries.


List of abbreviations    

Statistical themes


Environment and energy

Science, technology and digital society

Special-topic glossaries

Business statistics overview EU institutions glossary Framework regulation integrating business statistics (FRIBS)  
Geography glossary Nomenclature Statistical method
International organisations glossary Statistical concept Survey (or data collection)
  Statistical indicator