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stat1

[stat] /stæt/ Informal.
noun
1.
Also, 'stat. thermostat.
2.
Origin of stat1
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; by shortening

stat2

[stat] /stæt/ Informal.
noun
1.
2.
Usually, stats. statistics.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or containing statistics:
Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Origin
shortening of statistics, statistic

stat3

[stat] /stæt/
adverb, Medicine/Medical Informal.
1.
immediately.
Origin
From the Latin word statim

stat.1

1.
(in prescriptions) immediately.
Origin
From the Latin word statim

stat.2

1.
2.
3.

-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
< Greek -statēs, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -tēs agent noun suffix
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stat.

abbreviation
1.
(in prescriptions) immediately
2.
stationary
3.
statute
Word Origin
(sense 1) from Latin statim

-stat

combining form
1.
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constant: thermostat
Word Origin
from Greek -statēs, from histanai to cause to stand
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Word Origin and History for stat
n.

"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).

-stat

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).

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stat in Medicine

stat (stāt)
adv.
With no delay. adj.
Immediate.

-stat suff.

  1. Something that stabilizes: barostat.

  2. Something that inhibits: hemostat.

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