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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 This stat is a combination of sacks, QB knockdowns, passes batted down, hurries and QB hits. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "No love for Rashard Higgins? Can this really become a top-10 defense? – Terry’s Talkin’ Browns," 4 Apr. 2021 One stat that caught Sampson’s attention this week was how Baylor makes opponents pay for mistakes. Joseph Duarte, San Antonio Express-News, "Houston faces its biggest test yet in Baylor," 2 Apr. 2021 Gonzaga walked into the locker room at halftime ahead by 19 and with a big fat zero in the turnover column — the gold-standard stat for a team that thrives on offensive efficiency. Eddie Pells, ajc, "Quite a show: Zags stay undefeated with 85-66 win over USC," 31 Mar. 2021 The evening's most telling stat was points in the paint: Michigan 50, Florida State 28. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, "Inside job: Michigan goes to the paint to top FSU 76-58," 28 Mar. 2021 His career defensive box plus/minus - a single stat designed to measure a player’s entire defensive impact in a game - ranks fourth all time to David Robinson (3.05), Nate McMillan (2.94) and Mark Eaton (2.76). Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors' Draymond Green claims: 'I'm the best defender to ever play in the NBA'," 23 Mar. 2021 The future Duck contributed 16 points, five rebounds and six assists, but the most impressive stat came from a career achievement. oregonlive, "Johnathan Lawson, Oregon Ducks 4-star basketball signee, sets Tennessee record in state title victory," 21 Mar. 2021 One last stat: Through 28 games, the Bruins have led for 569:59 and trailed for 437:21., "Bruins will self-quarantine through Tuesday after David Pastrnak, four others enter COVID-19 protocols," 20 Mar. 2021 However, the most significant stat for the Red Raider defense came in the interior. Dallas News, "3 takeaways from Texas Tech’s first-round win: Defense the key to victory for the Red Raiders," 19 Mar. 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, "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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“Stat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 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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