stat

noun
\ ˈstat How to pronounce stat (audio) \

Definition of stat

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: statistic usually used in plural

stat

adverb

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

While that may have been true at some point, that stat is out of date, at least for the United States. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The U.S. Divorce Rate Is Going Down, and We Have Millennials to Thank," 27 Feb. 2019 Those stats are tough to ignore even for those outside the animal rights community. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Am I the Only One Who Feels Guilty About Wearing Vintage Fur?," 15 Jan. 2019 Here are nine stats to know about all the judicial nominees who have been confirmed by the Senate in 2018. Li Zhou, Vox, "Trump has gotten 66 judges confirmed this year. In his second year, Obama had gotten 49.," 27 Dec. 2018 While the stats are impressive, the amazing part of this is how the material is fabricated. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power," 19 Oct. 2018 But as this and other craft brews prove, the stats are only half the story. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Finally, Light Beers That Aren’t Light on Flavor," 8 Aug. 2018 The stats show that Colombia had only a moderate advantage in possession, with 57 percent in the first half, and just a 3-2 edge in shots, but Poland was thoroughly outplayed. Joel Petterson, New York Times, "Colombia Keeps World Cup Hopes Alive While Dashing Poland’s," 25 June 2018 The stats were indicative of the responsibility Hudson’s position has in Brown’s scheme. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football commitment Joey Velazquez a fit in defensive scheme," 23 June 2018 Oplinger knows all those stats are meaningless on the practice field. Atreya Verma, azcentral, "Cardinals' Ivy League rookies eager to prove themselves at 'grown man's' level," 17 June 2018

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

Noun

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stat

Adverb

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

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of stat

: without delay

stat

adverb
\ ˈstat How to pronounce stat (audio) \

Medical Definition of stat

: statim

Stat.

abbreviation

Legal Definition of Stat.

statutes

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