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Definition of stat

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: statistic usually used in plural



Definition of stat (Entry 2 of 4)

: without delay : immediately get a doctor stat

Definition of stat (Entry 3 of 4)

Definition of -stat (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : stabilizing agent or device thermostat
2 : instrument for reflecting (something specified) constantly in one direction heliostat
3 : agent causing inhibition of growth without destruction bacteriostat

Examples of stat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Given the nature of the cumulative stat, remember that players acquired earlier in the season have an inherent advantage over those acquired later, such as just before the trade deadline. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 June 2021 Neither do points or any other stat in the box score. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2021 The seven-day average positivity rate in Wisconsin declined to 1.1%, the lowest mark since the state Department of Health Services began recording the stat. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 14 June 2021 This type of correlation is rarely seen when comparing a non-political and political stat. Harry Enten, CNN, 12 June 2021 Gauff pounced on the stat when a reporter asked her about it after her match against Jabeur. Corey Seymour, Vogue, 7 June 2021 The more telling stat though was that the spin rate on his fastball was down more than 200 rpm. Matt Young, Chron, 7 June 2021 The 22-year-old All-Star shot 7 of 11 from the field and made his first five 3-point attempts — the latter stat already the second-most in any of his playoff appearances. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 There'll be big markdowns available on all sorts of tech and home goods to shop this year—more than two million, in fact, according to Jamil Ghani, Vice President of Amazon Prime, who mentioned the stat in a press video on June 1. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 2 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb But Lyft insists that in 20 years, that stat will be over 80 percent. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 16 Oct. 2018 Your eye doctor will treat the condition depending on what caused it, so get in to see them stat. Korin Miller, SELF, 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of stat


circa 1961, in the meaning defined above


1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stat


from stat, abbreviation for L. statim

Noun combining form

New Latin -stata, from Greek -statēs one that stops or steadies, from histanai to cause to stand — more at stand

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23 Jun 2021

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“Stat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stat

: without delay


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Medical Definition of stat

: statim



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