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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
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  • Brown, Jones, and Robinson, discovered discussing the stats of the Navy in a first-class compartment.

Word Origin and History for stats

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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stats in Medicine

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for stats

static

noun

Complaints, back talk, trivial objections, etc: Here's the policy, and let's not have any static about it

[1953+; fr the atmospheric interference that makes unwanted noise in radio transmissions]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for stats

stats

statistics

stat

1.
from Latin statim (immediately)
2.
statistics

STAT

stratospheric tracers of atmospheric transport
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