Origin of sat2
< Sanskrit: literally, being
- a set of standardized college admissions tests developed by the College Board, the principal one measuring mathematical and verbal reasoning, and others measuring knowledge in specific subject areas.
Compare ACT(def 1).
Origin of SAT
originally an abbreviation of Scholastic Aptitude Test and later, Scholastic Assessment Test
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Examples from the Web for sats
This is the easy part, like where you score points for writing your name correctly on your SATs.Online Dating for Geniuses Only
June 27, 2014
Children who are able to delay gratification 15 times as long as their more impatient peers score 210 points higher on their SATs.15 Signs You'll Raise a Genius
October 24, 2011
Seven kids have been charged with hiring someone to take the SATs for them.SAT’s Legacy of Cheating
September 28, 2011
Grades and SATs are set in stone, but a last-minute admissions trick is more important than ever.College Admissions' Secret Strategy
September 26, 2010
If parents really want my opinion, it is far better to get your child a SATs coach than an admissions one.Dirty Secrets of College Coaches
February 8, 2010
The accurate timing of the “Sats” is naturally most important.
The “Sats,” in fact, when it is a jump at all, is a high jump only.
I strongly advise you to include this movement in your practice of the “Sats” (2nd method) without skis.
This need not trouble you, for you are certain to find the greatest difficulty in managing to make the “Sats” soon enough.
It follows, then, that the correct execution of the “Sats” is the most important part of the jump.
- standard assessment tasks
- standard assessment tests
- standard attainment tests
Now officially called: national tests
See also SAT
- the past tense and past participle of sit
- very tired; exhausted
- (in the US) Scholastic Aptitude Test
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Word Origin and History for sats
1961, initialism for Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper