Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
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Statistik, Estadística, Statistique, Statistica, Statistics

How Many Words are in English?


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Dr. Goodword (Robert Beard, PhD, Linguistics)





extrapolate (W3)

Engl. "extrapolate" = dt. "extrapolieren", "ableiten", beschreibt ein mathematisches Verfahren das insbesondere in der Statistik zu Ehren kam. Dabei werden Aussagen über eine Teilmenge (die auf konkreter Auswertung beruhen) auf die Gesamtmenge übertragen.

Das Wort engl. "extrapolate" setzt sich zusammen aus lat. "extra" = dt. "außerhalb", "außerdem", "über ... hinaus" und lat. "pélein" = dt. "in Bewegung sein", "sich drehen". Das Ergebnis einer Teilmenge wird also "über diese hinaus" auf die Gesamtmenge "ausgerollt".


Abfrage im Google-Corpus mit 15Mio. eingescannter Bücher von 1500 bis heute.

Engl. "extrapolate" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1710 / 1880 auf.

Erstellt: 2011-05








The English Language WordClock
The Number of Words in the English Language
1,000,000th english word


Number of Words - The Number of Words in the English Language
The English Language WordClock: 1,003,322
English passed the 1,000,000 threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am GMT

On June 10, the Global Language Monitor announced that "Web 2.0" has bested "Jai Ho", "N00b" and "Slumdog" as the 1,000,000th English word or phrase added to the codex of fourteen hundred-year-old language.

"Web 2.0" beats "Jai Ho" & "N00b" as 1,000,000th English Word
English passed the Million Word mark earlier today, June 10 at 10:22 am GMT
These are the fifteen finalists for the one millionth English word, all of which have met the criteria of a minimum of 25,000 citations with the necessary breadth of geographic distribution, and depth of citations. In addition, the 1,000,001st word is "Financial Tsunami" - The global financial restructuring that seemingly swept out of nowhere, wiping out trillions of dollars of assets, in a matter of months.

Each word was analyzed to determine which depth (number of citations) and breadth (geographic extent of word usage), as well as number of appearances in the global print and electronic media, the Internet, the blogosphere, and social media (such as Twitter and YouTube). The Word with the highest "PQI" score was deemed the 1,000,000th English language word. The "Predictive Quantities Indicator" ("PQI") is used to track and analyze word usage. Global Language Monitor has been tracking English word creation since 2003. Once it identifies new words (or neologisms) it measures their extent and depth of usage with its "PQI" technology.
In Shakespeare’s day, there were only 2,000,000 speakers of English and fewer than 100,000 words. Shakespeare himself coined about 1,700 words. Thomas Jefferson invented about 200 words, and George W. Bush created a handful, the most prominent of which is, misunderestimate. US President Barack Obama’s surname passed into wordhood last year with the rise of "obamamania".


mootgame - Top Four Written English Words - Zipf's Law - Top Twenty Written English Words - Top Twenty Spoken English Words

"In English, for example, the word the appears most frequently and is said to have rank order 1; the words of rank 2, 3, and 4 are of, and, and to, respectively.
Ausserdem findet man auf der Seite:



ONS (W3)
Statistics Glossary

"ONS" steht für "Office for National Statistics".

Themes: Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry | Commerce, Energy and Industry | Crime and Justice | Economy | Education and Training | Health and Care | Labour Market | Natural and Built Environment | Public Sector and Other | Population and Migration | Social and Welfare | Transport, Travel and Tourism


The Office for National Statistics produces independent information to improve our understanding of the United Kingdom's economy and society.

Reliable and impartial statistics are vital for planning the proper allocation of resources, policy-making and decision-making to ensure a fair society.

Glossary - Common terms used within the Time Series Data service
Abbreviations - Common acronyms and abbreviations used within time series titles
Certain familiarity with National Statistics data is assumed. If you are unsure regarding any of the full terminology linked to the acronyms or abbreviations, please search within StatBase® or refer to the applicable user manual.

Die "Virtual Bookshelf" enthält viele statistische Dokumente zum Download.

Zum Beispiel:


Consumer Price Inflation Since 1750
Composite consumer price index with description and assessment of source data, and examples of how to revalue historical amounts to current day prices and calculate changes in purchasing power.
Author: Jim O'Donoghue
Economic Trends, no No. 604, pp 38-46.
ISSN: 0013-0400
Download (PDF, 68Kb)
This article presents a composite price index covering the period since 1750 which can be used for analyses of consumer price inflation, or the purchasing power of the pound, over long periods of time. The index is based on both official and unofficial sources and replaces previous long-run inflation indices produced by the ONS, the Bank of England and the House of Commons Library. It shows that: Put another way, the index shows that one decimal penny in 1750 would have had greater purchasing power than one pound in 2003.


pig in a python (W3)

Engl. "pig in a python" bezeichnet eine Spitze in einem statistischen Graphen. Vermutlich soll das sprachliche Bild - ganz wörtlich - an eine gewundene Python-Schlange erinnern, die durch Aushängen des Kiefers ein Schwein in sich aufgenommen hat und nun an einer Stelle eine große Wölbung hat.


especially in demographics, a spike or surge in a statistic measured over time.


The Pig and the Python
How to Prosper from the Aging Baby Boom
Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd.
David Cork (Autor)
Susan Lightstone (Autor)
Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
Verlag: Prima Lifestyles (5. Januar 1998)
Sprache: Englisch

(E1)(L1) in a python
Abfrage im Google-Corpus mit 15Mio. eingescannter Bücher von 1500 bis heute.

Engl. "pig in a python" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1960 auf.

Erstellt: 2011-05




Statistics (W3)


statsoft - Statistics Textbook - Statistical Terms Glossary

Wenn man etwas über Statistik wissen möchte - hier sollte man es finden!

StatSoft, Inc. (2006). Electronic Statistics Textbook. Tulsa.

This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others.
The Electronic Textbook begins with an overview of the relevant elementary (pivotal) concepts and continues with a more in depth exploration of specific areas of statistics, organized by "modules," accessible by buttons, representing classes of analytic techniques.

Elementary Concepts in Statistics

Overview of Elementary Concepts in Statistics. In this introduction, we will briefly discuss those elementary statistical concepts that provide the necessary foundations for more specialized expertise in any area of statistical data analysis. The selected topics illustrate the basic assumptions of most statistical methods and/or have been demonstrated in research to be necessary components of one's general understanding of the "quantitative nature" of reality (Nisbett, et al., 1987). Because of space limitations, we will focus mostly on the functional aspects of the concepts discussed and the presentation will be very short. Further information on each of those concepts can be found in the Introductory Overview and Examples sections of this manual and in statistical textbooks. Recommended introductory textbooks are: Kachigan (1986), and Runyon and Haber (1976); for a more advanced discussion of elementary theory and assumptions of statistics, see the classic books by Hays (1988), and Kendall and Stuart (1979).

A glossary of statistical terms and a list of references for further study are included.



usingenglish - Text Content Analysis Tool

This tool will show you a basic statistical breakdown of your text including:

Word Count | Unique Words | Number of Sentences | Average Words per Sentence | Lexical Density (what's this?) | Gunning Fog Readability Index (what's this?)



Most frequently used English Words


WordCount™ is an interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English words.
WordCount tracks the way we use language.
QueryCount™ tracks the way we use WordCount.

WordCount™ is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. The larger the word, the more we use it. The smaller the word, the more uncommon it is.

WordCount data currently comes from the British National Corpus®, a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent an accurate cross-section of current English usage. WordCount includes all words that occur at least twice in the BNC®. In the future, WordCount will be modified to track word usage within any desired text, website, and eventually the entire Internet.

WordCount was designed with a minimalist aesthetic, to let the information speak for itself. The interface is clean, basic and intuitive. The goal is for the user to feel embedded in the language, sifting through words like an archaeologist through sand, awaiting the unexpected find. Observing closely ranked words tells us a great deal about our culture. For instance, “God” is one word from “began”, two words from “start”, and six words from “war”. Another sequence is "america ensure oil opportunity". Conspiracists unite! As ever, the more one explores, the more is revealed. Some of the best sequences people have sent me are here.


Each time someone searches a word on WordCount, QueryCount takes note. Every few hours, QueryCount refreshes itself, rearranging its word rankings based on the number of times each word has been queried by WordCount.
QueryCount is ever changing, volatile, unpredictable, and full of life. After all, it's what you're looking for. Launch QueryCount.
WordCount & QueryCount were designed and developed by Jonathan Harris of Number27, in conjunction with the FABRICA studio of Italy.

Am 08.09.2006 lag "Etymology" auf Platz 43.125 von 86.800 (englischen) Wörtern im Archiv.
Am 08.06.2009 lag "Etymology" auf Platz 5872 von 74.000 (englischen) Wörtern im Archiv.

Auf dieser Seite findet man Wortfolgen der "WordCount"-Liste die einen gewissen Sinn ergeben.

(Weshalb diese Seite die "Nummer 27" trägt, konnte ich nicht in Erfahrung bringen.)

September 2, 2004 - Jonathan Harris learned that when you line up 88,000 words in order of usage, "chances are pretty good that a few of those sequences are going to form some pretty conspiratorial meanings."