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stat1

[stat]Informal.
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noun
  1. Also 'stat. thermostat.
  2. photostat.

Origin of stat1

First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening

stat2

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

Origin of stat2

shortening of statistics, statistic
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  • Brown, Jones, and Robinson, discovered discussing the stats of the Navy in a first-class compartment.


Word Origin and History for stats

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)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stats in Medicine

stat

(stăt)
adv.
  1. With no delay.
adj.
  1. Immediate.
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