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stat

noun \ ˈstat \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of stat

: statistic usually used in plural

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First Known Use of stat

circa 1961

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stat

adverb

Definition of stat

: without delay : immediately
  • get a doctor stat

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Origin and Etymology of stat

from stat, abbreviation for L. statim


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stat

abbreviation

Definition of stat


-stat

noun combining form

Definition of -stat

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

Origin and Etymology of -stat

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



STAT Defined for English Language Learners

stat

adverb

Definition of stat for English Language Learners

  • : without delay


Medical Dictionary

stat

adverb \ ˈstat \

medical Definition of stat

: statim

Law Dictionary

Stat.

abbreviation

legal Definition of Stat.

statutes


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