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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 For the first time this year, Microsoft’s diversity report broke down its gender and racial diversity stats by managers and non-managers. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "Is It Time to Stop Describing Women as ‘Badass’?," 13 Nov. 2019 With that, the Clippers lost it, as if the only remaining goal was for Harden to pad his stats. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "James Harden carries Rockets over Clippers for 5th straight win," 13 Nov. 2019 As for Saad, his numbers in Pittsburgh are on par with his career stats. Jimmy Greenfield,, "Playing in his native Pittsburgh never gets old for Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad: ‘It’s nice to come home’," 9 Nov. 2019 Salah will have a chance to boost his somewhat underwhelming league stats on Sunday, when Manchester City travel to Anfield in what is one of the biggest games of the season., "Mohamed Salah Extends Astonishing Anfield Record With Assist Against Genk," 6 Nov. 2019 Perhaps more revealing about Newton's health were his running stats -- five carries for minus-2 yards for one of the best running quarterbacks in NFL history and the league's all-time leader for QB touchdowns. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Carolina Panthers put Cam Newton on injured reserve," 5 Nov. 2019 The sophomore added two rebounds and three assists, but his most impressive stat was his 3-point shooting. Erika Bonner, The Courier-Journal, "Trio of guards lead Kentucky basketball in exhibition win over Georgetown College," 28 Oct. 2019 Even if his stats are favorable compared with them, Burrow’s or Tagovailoa’s (or someone else’s) could be better. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Jalen Hurts might be a better Oklahoma QB than Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray," 25 Oct. 2019 Items can also have their stats adjusted through a system called tinkering., "The Outer Worlds is a great RPG if you ignore its characters," 22 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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20 Nov 2019

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“Stat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of stat

: without delay


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