stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

gyrostabilizer (s) (noun), gyrostabilisers (pl)
A device for balancing a seagoing vessel or aircraft: A gyrostabilizer acts by maintaining equilibrium of a platform, a ship, or an airplane while its axis spins in a vertical plane to ensure stability.
gyrostat (s) (noun), gyrostats (pl)
A special modified gyroscope which consists of a rotating wheel pivoted within an inflexible framework: When teaching, Mr. Smart used a gyrostat to demonstrate the dynamics of a revolving device.
gyrostatic (adjective); more gyrostatic, most gyrostatic
Relating to a rotating mechanism or to the effect of stabilization: Thomas learned in his physics class at school that a gyrostatic device has to do with the principle that a revolving object can retain its horizontal or level surface by the circular movement around an axis.
heliostat (s) (noun), heliostats (pl)
An instrument which uses a mirror that automatically adjusts to the sun's position and directs the sunlight in a continuous beam or direction: A heliostat, which was clock-driven, was put outside a window on the 8th floor of the office building in order to provide solar radiation in the large room.
hemostasis (s) (noun) (no plural)
The procedure of averting blood loss from a vein, artery, or organ of a body: In order to ensure hemostasis, Dr. Schäfer used a tourniquet to stop the flow of the body's vital fluid in Lynn's arm before the operation on her wrist began.
hemostat (s) (noun), haemostats (pl)
1. A substance that stops bleeding: Jane learned in class that hemostats can be antihemorrhagic drugs which can coagulate the flow of blood in an animal.
2. A device used to clamp a blood vessel in order to lessen or to suppress the discharge of blood throughout surgery: A hemostat was used during the operation to make sure that Susan would not lose any of her body's vital fluid.
homeostasis, homoiostasis (s) (noun); homeostases; homoiostases (pl)
1. A state of equilibrium, either metabolically within a cell or within an organism: If the kidneys are to maintain homeostasis in a person's body, the kidneys must control the correct quantity of salt and water that is eliminated.
2. The competence or capacity of individuals in a group to act cooperatively to maintain an intended result: Homeostasis can be exemplified by the behaviour of insects, such as bees when they use their wings to regulate the temperature or cool down their hives.
humidistat, hygrostat (s) (noun); humidistats; hygrostats (pl)
A device used to indicate or to control the relative humidity in the air in a closed area: Jack decided to buy a humidistat or hygrostat, which he learned is an electronic instrument similar to a thermostat, but which reacts to moisture in the air, but not to the temperature.
hydrostat (s) (noun), hydrostats (pl)
1. An electrical device designed to indicate or regulate the height of fluid in a column, reservoir, or other container: The hydrostat Jim was using was a good protection against the destruction of his building from leakage or flooding.
2. An apparatus that is used to prevent damage to a steam boiler when the water gets below a specified level: The hydrostat that Susan had on her pressure cooker gave a signal as a warning when the amount of water got too low.
hydrostatic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to liquids that are not in motion or to the force they use: The river flooded and penetrated the ground under the town causing tremendous hydrostatic pressure on the adjoining land.
hypostasis (s) (noun), hypostases; hypostaseis (pl)
1. An increase or build-up of blood in an organ or in the lower parts of a body: Hypostasis was detected by the doctor when he diagnosed Aunt Jessie with poor blood circulation, caused by the influence of gravity, when she was nearing the end of her life.
2. One of the persons of the Trinity: The hypostasis of Christ depicts the unity of the divine and human natures.
3. The stifling of a gene under the influence of an unrelated gene: Hypostasis is a biological or organic process which takes place in living organisms.
4. The most important or vital part of an idea or experience: Different types of hypostasis can be the core, the essence, or the center of a concept or of something significant.
iconostasis (s) (noun), iconostases (pl)
In Eastern Christian churches, a screen or partition with images and figures that separates the sanctuary from the nave: When Gary was visiting the place of worship in the city, he noticed the iconostasis in the front which had some doors and many tiers of likenesses and representations of holy objects and scenes.
impress (verb), impresses; impressed; impressing
1. To make a positive impact on someone; to find favor: The director, Mr. Hathaway, was very impressed with the new candidate for the position of secretary.
2. To stamp by using pressure: Virginia used the embosser to imprint her name on the first page of many of her books.
3. To make someone else understand the importance or degree of something: Sandy impressed on her children to do their very best in school, and it worked!
4. To give someone a notion or belief of how one is: Floyd, Mrs. Robinson's future son-in-law, impressed her as being a fine gentleman.
5. To emphasise or to stress something: The teacher at the driving school tried to impress the importance of safety while on the roads.
impression (im PRESH uhn) (s) (noun), impressions (pl)
1. A feeling or an idea which is formed without thinking about it very much: After writing his first short story, James asked his friend to read it and give his first impressions and comments about it.

Ted’s parents had a very good impression about his new girlfriend who seemed to be very friendly and courteous to them.

2. A visible representation of an item or of somebody, as in a picture: The police asked the robbery victim to give his impression of the culprit so they could try to find and arrest him or her.
3. A marking which is imprinted on the outside of something: Jane thought that the impressions of the cartoons on the coffee cups at the restaurant were very amusing.
4. The formation that is made of the teeth by having them pressed into a soft material: While Nils was at his dentist, there was an impression made of his dentures in preparation for the new tooth which was missing.
5. An effect or influence that something or someone has on another person's thoughts or feelings: First impressions are important, however they can be misleading and inadequate for knowing what is really true.

The saleswoman's pleasantness and cheerfulness always left positive and lasting impressions on her customers.

impressionism (s) (noun), impressionisms (pl)
1. A style or practice of painting in France which thrived from 1870 to 1900: The artistic approach of impressionism centers on depicting the effects of light on things instead of showing precise and clear detail.
2. A literary technique which makes use of fine aspects and mental associations: The school of impressionism among writers and poets centered on conveying feelings or experiences in their writings and an avoidance of portraying objective features of specific occurrences and things.
3. A style of music dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s: Compositions using the style of impressionism can best be associated with Debussy, whereby the harmonic effects are presented by using whole-tone scales, and are more important than having the structure and theme clearly defined.

Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.