I'm trying to find a shorter version of the word "estatísticas" to use on an interface where I am restricted on space.

In English, you can abbreviate "Statistics" as "Stats". Is there an abbreviation that is commonly used in Portuguese? If not, what would be a shortened version that would be understandable and not look strange if absolutely needed?

  • According to the Academia Brasileira de Letras: estat. or estatíst. Mar 23, 2019 at 0:51
  • @ValdeirPsr Esse comentário é uma resposta.
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    Mar 23, 2019 at 2:29
  • we used to abbreviate a lot of classes in my college, but whenever we had statistics classes, we would always refer to it as "Aula de estatistica" as opposed to our programming classes "Aula de prog". Mar 27, 2019 at 16:16

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For journals title abbreviations, Estat. or estat. is used, for instance, by the Revista Brasileira de Estatística, which is abbreviated to R. Bras. Estat. This is also the rule for abbreviation of titles to periodicals and other serials set by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT), NBR 6032.

As Valdeir Psr points out in his comment, the Academia Brasileira de Letras provides a list of common abbreviations, which includes:

estat. estatística

estatíst. estatística

Of these, the first indeed seems more common (and useful) to me.

In physics, Mecânica Estatística is sometimes colloquially referred to as "mecstat", especially by students. Though I haven't seen any other context where "stat" is an accepted abbreviation of "estatística", using the English "Stats" in an interface might be an acceptable, if inelegant solution.


As the friend has already commented we can use these two forms in a formal way: estat. — estatística estatíst. — estatística

But we can shorten in a more informal way in which everyone will understand what we are talking about, and the use of the English abbreviation in this case is also welcome, since they are related words, so using "stats" in this case would be no problem .

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