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 History of this Word

"stat" is from "statos" (standing) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
heliostat
thermostat
siderostat
hemostat

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-stat" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates something that regulates or inhibits. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-stat illustration The rheostat is turned down manually.
-stat illustration You must use an antifungal to kill the yeast, or a fungistat to stop it reproducing.