\ˈstat \

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

Three other officers interviewed as a part of that probe told an investigator that Atesiano and other commanders said to frame people so their stats would look more impressive. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Arrest Random Black People to Boost Stats," 12 July 2018 His gaudy stats make deGrom worth a healthy return of foundation-building young prospects on the trade market. Seth Berkman, New York Times, "Mets’ Jacob deGrom Throws a Gem, With His Future Unclear," 11 July 2018 His goal against Serbia in the group stage was nice, but his passing stats over all three games were even nicer: an average of 84.3 attempted passes per game with a 90.5 percent accuracy rate. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "World Cup schedule, TV and streaming info: Sweden-Switzerland, Colombia-England," 2 July 2018 The couple announced their daughter’s arrival on Instagram May 6, with Mowry sharing a photo of herself and the newborn in the hospital along with her birth stats: 6 lbs. Jen Juneau,, "Tia Mowry-Hardrict Officially Introduces Newborn Daughter and Reveals Her Baby Girl's Unique Name," 29 June 2018 Although his season stats were not spectacular (11.5 ppg., 2.6 rpg.), Walker impressed NBA coaches and league executives on and off the court at the Combine in Chicago, a Pro Day in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and at private team workouts. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, "UM guard Lonnie Walker picked No. 18 by San Antonio Spurs, could be 'steal of the draft'," 21 June 2018 The company also offers a premium service ($30 a month) that comes with bells and whistles like a weekly email listing your performance stats and an option to upload documents for a full grammatical scrubbing. Lisa Wood Shapiro, WIRED, "The End of Dyslexia," 18 June 2018 Other examples Snap offers include stickers for bragging about your high score in a game or your workout stats. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Snap launches a developer platform to bring Snapchat’s camera and Bitmoji to other apps," 14 June 2018 The only other Orioles relievers who rate positively in the stat are Mychal Givens (0.584) and Donnie Hart (0.04). Jon Meoli,, "With every Orioles win, reliever Richard Bleier shows he's more than just a statistical oddity," 10 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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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English Language Learners Definition of stat

: without delay


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Medical Definition of stat 

: statim



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