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[ stat ]
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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 stat

1
First recorded in 1815–20; from Latin statim “immediately, at once”

Definition for stat (2 of 6)

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[ stat ]
/ stæt /
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

Definition for stat (3 of 6)

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[ stat ]
/ stæt /
Informal.

noun

Also 'stat. thermostat.

Origin of stat

3
First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening

Definition for stat (4 of 6)

-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

Definition for stat (5 of 6)

stat.1

abbreviation

(in prescriptions) immediately.

Origin of stat.

1
see origin at stat1

Definition for stat (6 of 6)

stat.2

abbreviation

statuary.
statue.
statute.
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British Dictionary definitions for stat (1 of 2)

-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

British Dictionary definitions for stat (2 of 2)

stat.

abbreviation for

(in prescriptions) immediately
stationary
statute

Word Origin for stat.

(sense 1) from Latin statim
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Medical definitions for stat (1 of 2)

stat
[ stăt ]

adv.

With no delay.

adj.

Immediate.

Medical definitions for stat (2 of 2)

-stat

suff.

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