Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Something that stabilizes: rheostat.
  • suffix A device for reflecting something specified in a constant direction: heliostat.
  • suffix Something that inhibits: fungistat.

Etymologies

New Latin -stata, from Greek -stat─ôs, one that causes to stand, or statos, standing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • dumpheap -stat The garbage collector data structures are not in a valid state for traversal.

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