Definitions for statstæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a statistic.

    Category: Statistics, Informal

Origin of stat:

1960–65; by shortening


  1. immediately.

    Category: Medicine

* Med., Pharm..

Origin of stat:

< L statim


  1. a combining form used in the names of devices or substances that stabilize or make constant:

    bacteriostat; thermostat.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -stat:

< Gk -statēs=(hi)stá(nai) to make stand


  1. (in prescriptions) immediately.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. statute.

Origin of stat.:

< L statim


  1. stat

    stat is a Unix system call that returns file attributes about an inode. The semantics of stat vary between operating systems. As an example, the Unix command ls uses it to retrieve information on: ⁕atime: time of last access, ⁕mtime: time of last modification, and ⁕ctime: time of last status change.

Translations for stat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying

His leg was so painful that he could hardly stand; After the storm, few trees were left standing.

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