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

  • n. A statistic.
  • adv. With no delay; at once.
  • adj. Immediate: "Next I want a stat EKG and a chest film” ( David Shobin).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Immediately, now – usually used in medical situations, to connote extreme urgency.
  • n. Short for statistic.
  • n. Short for statistics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of statute or statutes: as, Rev. Stat. (Revised Statutes).
  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin statim, immediately
  • n. of statuary.


Short for Latin statim; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin statim ("immediately"). (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation. (Wiktionary)



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  • with no delay

    February 16, 2007