Origin of stat1
- of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Origin of stat2
Origin of stat3
- (in prescriptions) immediately.
Origin of stat.1
- a combining form used in the names of devices that stabilize or make constant what is specified by the initial element: thermostat; rheostat.
Origin of -stat
Examples from the Web for stat
ESPN would not say how much it cost to land Silver, but the stat wizard did acknowledge that money was a factor.Nate Silver Keeps Us Guessing About Why He Dumped the Times for ESPN
July 22, 2013
According to the American Cancer Society-affiliated study that yielded this stat, aspirin might be great for the gut.Can Taking Aspirin Once a Day Reduce Risk of Cancer, Stroke, and More?
March 22, 2012
And the Republican solution is to get more people hitched, stat.10 Outrageous Things Rick Santorum Has Said
The Daily Beast
February 20, 2012
The 2011 University of Toronto-affiliated study that yielded this stat compared pot-smoking and non-pot-smoking MS patients.Is Pot Good for Lungs? New Marijuana Study Adds to Health-Effects Debate
January 14, 2012
But most of it happens at night, according to the University of Indiana–affiliated study that yielded this stat.It's High Time for Conception: Studies Show Peak Times, Weather for Sex
December 27, 2011
The alarming consequences of this doctrine led to the passing of stat.Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.
She began to make the three ritual entrechats, but Stat stopped her.Helpfully Yours
Evelyn E. Smith
When she set down on the Stat field she would be flaming a banner of trouble.Plague Ship
This definition is borrowed from the ancient Law of England, Stat.The Underground Railroad
It loves the fig-trees with nothing but leaves; it adores the stat magni nominis umbra.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII
- (in prescriptions) immediately
- indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constantthermostat
Word Origin and History for stat
"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).
combining form used in forming the names of devices for stabilizing or regulating (thermostat, etc.), from Greek statos "standing, stationary," from histanai "to cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). First used in heliostat "an instrument for causing the sun to appear stationary" (1742).
- With no delay.
- Something that stabilizes:barostat.
- Something that inhibits:hemostat.