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(word root) position, stabilize
Examples of words with the root -stat: thermostat, rheostat
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stat 1

A statistic.

stat 2

adv. & adj.
With no delay; at once. Used especially in medicine.

[Short for Latin statim; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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a statistic.
[1960–65; by shortening]



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


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]


1. (in prescriptions) immediately.
[< Latin statim]
2. statute.
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References in classic literature ?
It not only divided States and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine.
These proteins can attch to phosphorylated receptors, Jaks or STAT proteins to deactivate signaling molecules.
'The launch of the GCC STAT music identity expresses the genuine heritage of the GCC states, said Dr.
"We are all together aware of our stats - that we haven't scored the most goals in the Premier League so far.
Key stat: Villa's top goalscorer this season with four goals.
[section] ?744.3115, Fla., Stat. Advance directives for health care.
There are three families of proteins which terminates the actions of STAT proteins Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCs), SH2 containing phosphatases (SHPs) and Protein inhibitors of activated STATs (PIASs).
"We have complete confidence in Angie's abilities, and are excited to have her assume this leadership role in our company," stated Perry Witkin, the owner of Stat Technologies.
Sporting stats have taken on a bogus legitimacy to which too many sensible people give too much credit.
In the present study I hypothesized that both multiple intelligences total scores and STAT total scores would be predictors of academic achievement.