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[suht] /sʌt/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
(in Vedic mythology) the realm of existence, populated by people and gods.
Compare Asat.
2.
Compare Sat-cit-ananda.
Origin of sat2
< Sanskrit: literally, being

SAT

Trademark.
1.
a set of standardized college admissions tests developed by the College Board, the principal one measuring mathematical and verbal reasoning, and others measuring knowledge in specific subject areas.
Compare ACT (def 1).
Origin
originally an abbreviation of Scholastic Aptitude Test and later, Scholastic Assessment Test
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British Dictionary definitions for sats

SATs

/sæts/
noun acronym (Brit, education)
1.
standard assessment tasks
2.
standard assessment tests
3.
standard attainment tests
See also SAT
Now officially called national tests

sat1

/sæt/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of sit

sat2

/sʌt/
adjective (South African)
1.
very tired; exhausted
2.
drunk
Word Origin
Afrikaans

SAT

abbreviation
1.
(in the US) Scholastic Aptitude Test
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Word Origin and History for sats

SAT

n.

1961, initialism for Scholastic Aptitude Test.

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Related Abbreviations for sats

sat

saturated

SAT

1.
Samoa-tala (currency)
2.
San Antonio International Airport
3.
a trademark used for a set of standardized college entrance examinations; originally Scholastic Aptitude Test
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