stat

1
[stat]Informal.

noun

Also 'stat. thermostat.

Nearby words

  1. stasis,
  2. stasis dermatitis,
  3. stasis eczema,
  4. stassen,
  5. stassen, harold edward,
  6. stat.,
  7. statampere,
  8. statant,
  9. statcoulomb,
  10. state

Origin of stat

1
First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening

stat

2
[stat]Informal.

noun

Usually stats. statistics.

adjective

of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.

Origin of stat

2
shortening of statistics, statistic

stat

3
[stat]

adverb Medicine/Medical Informal.

immediately.

Origin of stat

3
From the Latin word statim

stat.

1

(in prescriptions) immediately.

Origin of stat.

1
From the Latin word statim

stat.

2

-stat

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

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British Dictionary definitions for stat

stat.

abbreviation for

(in prescriptions) immediately
stationary
statute

Word Origin for stat.

(sense 1) from Latin statim

-stat

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

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Word Origin and History for stat
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Medicine definitions for stat

stat

[stăt]

adv.

With no delay.

adj.

Immediate.

-stat

suff.

Something that stabilizes:barostat.
Something that inhibits:hemostat.

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