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tat 1

 (tăt)
intr. & tr.v. tat·ted, tat·ting, tats
To do tatting or produce (something) by tatting.

[Probably back-formation from tatting.]

tat 2

also TAT  (tăt)
n.
1. A gene in the AIDS virus that stimulates the host cell to replicate genetic components of the virus.
2. The protein encoded by this gene that is a potent transactivator of viral replication.

[t(rans)a(c)t(ivator) (gene).]

tat 3

or tatt  (tăt)Informal
n.
A mark or design made on the skin; a tattoo.
tr.v. tat·ted, tat·ting, tats or tat·ted or tat·ting or tatts
To tattoo.

tat

(tæt)
vb, tats, tatting or tatted
(Knitting & Sewing) to make (something) by tatting
[C19: of unknown origin]

tat

(tæt)
n
1. tatty articles or a tatty condition
2. tasteless articles
3. a tangled mass
[C20: back formation from tatty]

tat

(tæt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) short for tattoo22

tat

(tæt)

tat

(tæt)

v.i., v.t. tat•ted, tat•ting.
to do, or make by, tatting.
[1900–05; back formation from tatting]
tat′ter, n.

TAT

Thematic Apperception Test.

tat


Past participle: tatted
Gerund: tatting

Imperative
tat
tat
Present
I tat
you tat
he/she/it tats
we tat
you tat
they tat
Preterite
I tatted
you tatted
he/she/it tatted
we tatted
you tatted
they tatted
Present Continuous
I am tatting
you are tatting
he/she/it is tatting
we are tatting
you are tatting
they are tatting
Present Perfect
I have tatted
you have tatted
he/she/it has tatted
we have tatted
you have tatted
they have tatted
Past Continuous
I was tatting
you were tatting
he/she/it was tatting
we were tatting
you were tatting
they were tatting
Past Perfect
I had tatted
you had tatted
he/she/it had tatted
we had tatted
you had tatted
they had tatted
Future
I will tat
you will tat
he/she/it will tat
we will tat
you will tat
they will tat
Future Perfect
I will have tatted
you will have tatted
he/she/it will have tatted
we will have tatted
you will have tatted
they will have tatted
Future Continuous
I will be tatting
you will be tatting
he/she/it will be tatting
we will be tatting
you will be tatting
they will be tatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tatting
you have been tatting
he/she/it has been tatting
we have been tatting
you have been tatting
they have been tatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tatting
you will have been tatting
he/she/it will have been tatting
we will have been tatting
you will have been tatting
they will have been tatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tatting
you had been tatting
he/she/it had been tatting
we had been tatting
you had been tatting
they had been tatting
Conditional
I would tat
you would tat
he/she/it would tat
we would tat
you would tat
they would tat
Past Conditional
I would have tatted
you would have tatted
he/she/it would have tatted
we would have tatted
you would have tatted
they would have tatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tat - tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste
2.TAT - a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
projective device, projective technique, projective test - any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations
Verb1.tat - make lacework by knotting or looping
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
Translations

tat

1 [tæt] VI (Sew) → hacer encaje

tat

2 [tæt] N (Brit) → basura f

tat

[ˈtæt] n (British)camelote f

tat

1
viOkkispitze or Schiffchenspitze machen
vtin Okkispitze or Schiffchenspitze arbeiten; she tatted a strip of lacesie stellte eine Spitze in Okkiarbeit her

tat

3
n (US inf) abbr of tattooTätowierung f; prison tatsTätowierungen plaus der Gefängniszeit

tat

[tæt] n
a. (Brit) (fam, pej) → ciarpame m
b.
see tit 2
References in classic literature ?
But she is naturally a more irritable constitution than the black horse; flies tease her more; anything wrong in the harness frets her more; and if she were ill-used or unfairly treated she would not be unlikely to give tit for tat.
I directed him, with jocose reference to the collision of interests between us, to address his letter: "Tit for Tat, Post-office, West Strand.
Und you acknowledge tat you pe te blind dronk and te vool?
In the first chapter ("Introduction"), Authier presents a history of the Mountain Jews, elucidates the historical development of Judeo-Tat, and gives a list of the essential divergences of Judeo-Tat from other Tat dialects and from Persian.
Hayek (1986) assessed general education teachers' attitude toward TATs by administering a nine-item survey to educators from 100 randomly selected schools with TATs (n = 1,251).
Modeling results for hemoglobin and potassium TATs by ANOVA are shown in Table 2.
AIDS investigators embracing this century-old strategy argue that the HIV protein Tat is also a secreted toxin, one that dangerously subdues the immune system.
Five views of the data are possible: the range of TATs (from the minimum to the 95th percentile time), average times, mode TATs, percentages of goal, and average lateness.
TATS allows the Air Force to screen defective tubes quickly and easily using advanced computer testing methods.
Quick TAT is especially relevant to infectious disease testing, as fast diagnosis increases treatment options and patient prognosis.
We needed data to determine the "ideal" and "minimal" acceptable TATs according to clients--the physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists (RTs) most affected.
As TATs have decreased, clients' expectations have risen.