When I share this stat with friends and acquaintances, I always get the same two questions: "What about your boyfriend?"
The study that yielded this stat followed two groups of disadvantaged Michigan children from toddlerhood to age 40.
Note to all image-beleaguered celebrities: Get booked on Glee, stat.
"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of Latin statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state (n.1)).
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).
With no delay. adj.
Something that stabilizes: barostat.
Something that inhibits: hemostat.