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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 After serving as a spark plug in Milwaukee’s first-round series against Chicago, making 70 percent of his threes following Middleton’s injury, Allen’s most eye-catching stat in the box scores against Boston has been his individual plus-minus. Globe Staff,, 14 May 2022 The Hermit Kingdom had claimed a perfect record in keeping the virus out since the stat of the pandemic. Lorraine Taylor, Fox News, 12 May 2022 Naylor became the first player since the RBI became a stat in 1920 to drive in eight runs from on. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 10 May 2022 This is where the rubber meets the road for me on that Steve Asmussen stat. Ed Derosa, The Courier-Journal, 6 May 2022 Unfortunately, there’s no word as yet about the return of objective time, the stat that matters most of all. Kris Holt, Forbes, 3 May 2022 An interesting stat on him: Strange surrendered just one sack in the last four years. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 But how about this stat: Home teams are 31-31-1 in 2020. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2020 Prior to Friday’s game, Cleveland coaches showed players an important stat. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 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, 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, 4 May 2018 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Stat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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