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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 Winning stats for Baylor Baylor’s path to winning was simple: Shoot more than Iowa State and shoot more efficiently. Selby Lopez, Dallas News, "No. 1 Baylor beats Iowa State for 17th straight win, matching longest streak in school history," 29 Jan. 2020 That stat was on par with slightly older research from Equilar that looked at IPOs dating back to 2015 and found that just 60.5% of companies had at least one female director. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "The U.S. doesn’t mandate diverse boardrooms—but now Goldman Sachs does," 24 Jan. 2020 Coach Chris Beard's defense was suffocating and the two stats that jumped out were 19 turnovers and 18 of 53 (34%) shooting from the field. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "No need to panic over Louisville basketball's point guard play after one game," 13 Dec. 2019 The stat of the Miami Dolphins season isn’t quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 118.1 rating last Sunday, their minus-13 turnover ratio or even that one positively shimmering and potentially expensive victory over the New York Jets. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: Biggest game of the season for Dolphins is on Saturday | Commentary," 7 Nov. 2019 So this article prompted me to check out the site where stats are available. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: An un-American dig for “leaks”; Private prisons take their cut (10/29/19)," 29 Oct. 2019 But by game’s end, the stats and the score were more align with the final score and so was Deer Park’s celebration. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park Sophomore Tigers kick off TIFI playoffs with 22-12 win over Pasadena Bears," 27 Oct. 2019 The counting stats won’t be important to Vazquez, though. Shawn Mcfarland,, "Windham’s Alfonso Vazquez became the state’s all-time leader in goals for boys soccer last week. But to him, wins are more important than records.," 23 Oct. 2019 With 14 of 24 clubs making the playoffs, those two stats are pretty much bang average. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Looking for more goals, United ready to drop Angelo Rodriguez," 21 Oct. 2019 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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13 Feb 2020

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“Stat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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: without delay


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