stater

[stey-ter]
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Origin of stater

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin statēr < Greek statḗr, akin to histánai to place in the balance, literally, to make stand

stat

2
[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 stat

2
shortening of statistics, statistic
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British Dictionary definitions for stater

stater

noun
  1. any of various usually silver coins of ancient Greece

Word Origin for stater

C14: via Late Latin from Greek statēr a standard of weight, from histanai to stand
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Word Origin and History for stater
n.

ancient coin, late 14c., from Greek stater, from histanai "to fix, to place in a balance," hence "to weigh;" literally "to cause to stand" (see stet).

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)).

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stater in Medicine

stat

[stăt]
adv.
  1. With no delay.
adj.
  1. Immediate.
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