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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 stat1
First recorded in 1875–80; from Latin statim “immediately, at once”
Other definitions for stat (2 of 6)
[ stat ]
/ stæt /
Usually stats . statistics.
of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Origin of stat2
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
Other definitions for stat (3 of 6)
[ stat ]
/ stæt /
Also 'stat . thermostat.
Origin of stat3
First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening
Other definitions 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
Other definitions for stat (5 of 6)
(in prescriptions) immediately.
Origin of stat.1
see origin at stat1
Other definitions for stat (6 of 6)
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How to use stat in a sentence
The crime stats for the 5th Precinct took an uptick as Linsker was booked on charges that included felony assault.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop|Michael Daly|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The point of publishing all the scary stats is not to dissuade people from being professional musicians.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?|Jack Conte|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are some stats to explain why the age of nominees is creeping up.Why Does Oscar Hate Young Men?|Kevin Fallon|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The traffic story is similarly well-articulated, though recent day-by-day stats are hard to find.How Not to Blow Yourself Up on July 4th|Kent Sepkowitz|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just look at what Silver has done at FiveThirtyEight, a journalism site that relies on stats to tell stories.David Simon Says ‘The Wire’ Wouldn’t Survive on TV Today|Alex Suskind|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I has been inform that you will give instruction an get work any wher in the northern stats.
Brown, Jones, and Robinson, discovered discussing the stats of the Navy in a first-class compartment.Mr. Punch on the Warpath|Various
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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