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[stat] /stæt/
noun
1.
Also, 'stat. thermostat.
2.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; by shortening
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Word Origin and History for 'stat

stat

n.

"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).

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'stat in Medicine

stat (stāt)
adv.
With no delay. adj.
Immediate.

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Related Abbreviations for 'stat

stat

  1. from Latin statim (immediately)
  2. statistics

STAT

stratospheric tracers of atmospheric transport
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