[ stat ]
/ stæt /
adverb, adjective Informal.
with no delay: (used especially in medical contexts in reference to the administration of a drug or as a medical directive): Blood work will be done stat.The patient was given a stat dose of morphine. I need a copy of the spreadsheet, stat!
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Origin of stat1
First recorded in 1815–20; from Latin statim “immediately, at once”
Definition for stat (2 of 6)
[ stat ]
/ stæt /
of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Definition for stat (3 of 6)
Origin of stat3
First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening
Definition for stat (4 of 6)
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
<Greek -statēs, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -tēs agent noun suffix
Definition for stat (5 of 6)
(in prescriptions) immediately.
Origin of stat.1
see origin at stat1
Definition for stat (6 of 6)
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British Dictionary definitions for stat (1 of 2)
n combining form
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constantthermostat
Word Origin for -stat
from Greek -statēs, from histanai to cause to stand
British Dictionary definitions for stat (2 of 2)
(in prescriptions) immediately
Word Origin for stat.
(sense 1) from Latin statim
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Medical definitions for stat (1 of 2)
[ stăt ]
With no delay.
Medical definitions for stat (2 of 2)
Something that stabilizes:barostat.
Something that inhibits:hemostat.
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