\ ˈstat How to pronounce stat (audio) \
plural stats

Definition of stat

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: statistic If he keeps this pace, the incredible Nikola Jokic, at least according to one stat, will have the greatest offensive season in NBA history.— Jerry Schemmel usually used in plural … journals that keep track of your progress by converting your stats into charts.— Vicki Woodsstats demonstrating stark economic disparities …— Tim McDonnell… knew the stats of every Brooklyn Dodgers game.— S. L. Price



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 It’s a stat that might be worse if USC hadn’t won its three games by lopsided scores, as opponents were in pass-first catch-up mode. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2022 That might be the conference’s ruff-est stat of all. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2022 Perhaps the most important stat of the evening: CAL didn't surrender a turnover over after halftime. The Courier-Journal, 10 Sep. 2022 The second-year Auburn coach cited an NFL stat about the importance of sacks, saying that when a defense records a sack in the league, the opposing offense fails to produce points on 85 percent of those drives. Tom Green |, al, 9 Sep. 2022 The 21-year-old set an NCAA record for highest block percentage (admittedly a stat that only goes back a dozen or so years) this past season, and will be counted on to help fill some of the defensive void for Utah. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Sep. 2022 Although blocks were not an official stat in those days, Russell likely averaged in double figures, or close to it. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 1 Aug. 2022 Suzuki is the only major-league player with eight-plus RBIs and four-plus walks in his first four career games since RBIs became an official stat in 1920, according to STATS. Meghan Montemurro,, 13 Apr. 2022 That’s the stat that stuck out to Wyoming coach Jim Delong. Nate Fields, The Enquirer, 5 Nov. 2021 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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