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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 Season: Has played in two games but has not recorded a stat. Tom Green |, al, "How Auburn transfers, former signees fared in Week 2," 9 Sep. 2019 Get your all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan stats right here. Wired, "An Electric Porsche, a Tesla Probe, and More Car News This Week," 6 Sep. 2019 But more than just their stats and experience are factors when players are deciding who to vote for. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "Coach ShaDon Brown's voting system brings a new twist to the Louisville football defense," 13 Aug. 2019 His best stats were produced against lesser competition. Rainer Sabin |,, "Why Tua Tagovailoa feels ‘glad’ he experienced Clemson loss," 17 July 2019 One big stat: Lauer is not just bad in Colorado but one of the worst. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies odds, picks and best bets," 14 Sep. 2019 Weird stat from last week: Penn State covered the 30-point line against Buffalo despite being outgained by 72 yards. Teddy Greenstein,, "Our Week 3 college football picks against the spread: Can Notre Dame cover a massive number? What about Ohio State?," 12 Sep. 2019 An especially interesting stat: at least 1 in 5 American women born between 1885 and 1915 never had children. Fortune, "4 Business Leaders on Addressing the Climate Crisis: The Broadsheet," 6 Sep. 2019 Both stats ranked second for the nine teams in 22-6A. PASADENA MEMORIAL vs KEMPNER (Mercer Stadium), 7 p.m. The Mavs will be trying to reach 80 victories in its history this season, just four shy of that mark entering play Thursday. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena ISD football programs knocking on door to victory milestone and the quest starts this weekend," 28 Aug. 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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: without delay


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