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stat1

[stat] /stæt/ Informal.
noun
1.
Also, 'stat. thermostat.
2.
Origin of stat1
1955-1960
1955-60; by shortening

stat2

[stat] /stæt/ Informal.
noun
1.
2.
Usually, stats. statistics.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or containing statistics:
Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Origin
shortening of statistics, statistic

stat3

[stat] /stæt/
adverb, Medicine/Medical Informal.
1.
immediately.
Origin
< Latin statim

-stat

1.
a combining form used in the names of devices that stabilize or make constant what is specified by the initial element:
thermostat; rheostat.
Origin
< Greek -statēs, equivalent to sta- (stem of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -tēs agent noun suffix

stat.1

1.
(in prescriptions) immediately.
Origin
< Latin statim

stat.2

1.
2.
3.
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stat.

abbreviation
1.
(in prescriptions) immediately
2.
stationary
3.
statute
Word Origin
(sense 1) from Latin statim

-stat

combining form
1.
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constant: thermostat
Word Origin
from Greek -statēs, from histanai to cause to stand
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Word Origin and History for 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)).

-stat

combining form used in forming the names of devices for stabilizing or regulating (thermostat, etc.), from Greek statos "standing, stationary," from histanai "to cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). First used in heliostat "an instrument for causing the sun to appear stationary" (1742).

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stat in Medicine

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

-stat suff.

  1. Something that stabilizes: barostat.

  2. Something that inhibits: hemostat.

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Related Abbreviations for stat

stat

1.
from Latin statim (immediately)
2.
statistics

STAT

stratospheric tracers of atmospheric transport

stat.

1.
statistic
2.
statistics
3.
statuary
4.
statute

Stat.

United States Statutes at Large
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