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stat

2 [stat] Informal.
noun
2.
Usually, stats. statistics.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.

Origin:
shortening of statistics, statistic

stat

3 [stat]
adverb Medicine/Medical Informal.
immediately.

Origin:
< Latin statim

-stat

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
(in prescriptions) immediately.

Origin:
< Latin statim

stat.

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stat.
 
abbreviation for
1.  (in prescriptions) immediately
2.  stationary
3.  statute
 
[(sense 1) from Latin statim]

-stat
 
n combining form
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constant: thermostat
 
[from Greek -statēs, from histanai to cause to stand]

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stat
"instrument that keeps something stationary," before 1970, shortened form of L. statim (adv.), originally "to a standstill," from status (see state). The combining form -stat used in devices for stabilizing (thermostat, etc.) is from Gk. statos "standing, stationary," from
histanai "to cause to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). First used in heliostat "an instrument for causing the sun to appear stationary" (1742).
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stat (stāt)
adv.
With no delay. adj.
Immediate.

-stat suff.

  1. Something that stabilizes: barostat.

  2. Something that inhibits: hemostat.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
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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Example sentences
Stat-up costs are high but in the long run the savings more than pay for the investment.
Critics, meanwhile, worry that these stat-happy quants take the human out of the humanities.
And fantasy baseball fanatics can track their players with stat-filled player cards.
However, the observation he makes as a result of this stat is completely
  speculation.
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