noun Hinduism.

(in Vedic mythology) the realm of existence, populated by people and gods.Compare Asat.

Origin of sat

< 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sats

Contemporary Examples of sats

  • This is the easy part, like where you score points for writing your name correctly on your SATs.

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    Online Dating for Geniuses Only

    Charlotte Lytton

    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.

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    15 Signs You'll Raise a Genius

    Anneli Rufus

    October 24, 2011

  • Seven kids have been charged with hiring someone to take the SATs for them.

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    SAT’s Legacy of Cheating

    Steve Cohen

    September 28, 2011

  • Grades and SATs are set in stone, but a last-minute admissions trick is more important than ever.

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    College Admissions' Secret Strategy

    Marc Zawel

    September 26, 2010

  • If parents really want my opinion, it is far better to get your child a SATs coach than an admissions one.

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    Dirty Secrets of College Coaches

    Kathleen Kingsbury

    February 8, 2010

Historical Examples of sats

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for sats


n acronym for British education

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



adjective Southern African

very tired; exhausted

Word Origin for sat



abbreviation for

(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