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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

While the volume of Russ’s stats are eye-popping, in reality, George was the more impactful player for the Thunder last season. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Should the Heat Trade for Russell Westbrook?," 9 July 2019 One of the most amazing TV stats came from the NFL draft. Terry Pluto,, "Cleveland Browns fans ranked 27th? Terry’s Talkin’ says ‘Get Outta Here!’ — Terry Pluto," 7 July 2019 On the back end of both of those stats sits newly minted All-Star closer Kirby Yates, an elite door slammer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: No matter pain of Cardinals loss, Padres remain interesting and in it," 30 June 2019 Stories like that give us cause for optimism in spite of the stats that remind us of the long road ahead. Kwasi Boadi, Billboard, "Rising Execs Eye a More Inclusive Industry at American Express' Women in Music Leadership Academy," 24 June 2019 They’ve been rejected by lawmakers in at least 10 states on both payments and the use of official stats, weakening their positions for private deals with sportsbooks beyond the benefits of vast marketing muscle. Washington Post, "NBA, MLB using data to chase better deals with sportsbooks," 8 June 2019 But just kind of the stats was something that’s similar to his. Teresa M. Walker, The Seattle Times, "Purdue’s Carsen Edwards shooting into Steph Curry territory," 29 Mar. 2019 Hashtagged posts of treadmill stats and workout selfies show that the walking goal is now officially starting to take off. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "See What 'Counting On' Star Anna Duggar Looks Like After Doing a 50-Mile Walking Challenge," 19 Mar. 2019 Where other battle games rely on complicated systems of stats, charts, and dice-rolling combat, Wildlands boldly hacks away at any unnecessary complexity. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Wildlands may be the slickest, simplest fantasy skirmish game ever made," 1 Dec. 2018

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, "Lyft’s monthly subscription plan is now available nationwide," 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, "6 Weird Reasons Your Vision Is Blurry," 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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English Language Learners Definition of stat

: without delay


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Medical Definition of stat

: statim



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