-stat


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-stat

(word root) position, stabilize
Examples of words with the root -stat: thermostat, rheostat

-stat

suff.
1. Something that stabilizes: rheostat.
2. A device for reflecting something specified in a constant direction: heliostat.
3. Something that inhibits: fungistat.

[New Latin -stata, from Greek -statēs, one that causes to stand, or statos, standing; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

-stat

n combining form
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constant: thermostat.
[from Greek -statēs, from histanai to cause to stand]

stat2

(stæt)

n.
a statistic.
[1960–65; by shortening]

stat3

(stæt)

adv. Med., Pharm.
immediately.
[< Latin statim]

-stat

a combining form used in the names of devices or substances that stabilize or make constant: bacteriostat; thermostat.
[< Greek -statēs=(hi)stá(nai) to make stand]

stat.

1. (in prescriptions) immediately.
[< Latin statim]
2. statute.