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)

statesman (s) (noun), statesmen (pl)
A man who is or was an acknowledged and reputable leader in his own country or internationally: There are many statemen who have been acclaimed by their deeds, including Willy Brandt from Germany, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill from England, and Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela from South Africa.
static (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Descriptive of something that cannot be altered; stable: The couple had a very static or enduring relationship.
2. Pertaining to a thing or existence that indicates little change: The population of the village seemed to be quite static throughout the last 10 years.
static (s) (noun), statics (pl)
1. Hissing or crackling disturbances in a receiver: When Jane turned on her radio she only got static produced by atmospheric electricity and she couldn't understand anything because of the noise!
2. Criticism or angry remarks signalising flaws or faults: Mrs. Short was in a very bad mood and gave the students a lot of static because they just were not paying attention to and concentrating on the subject at hand.
station (s) (noun), stations (pl)
1. An established stopping place: The train was on time and arrived at the train station exactly at 10 o'clock.
2. A building where workers are assigned: In the town where Susan lived the police station was across the street from the fire station.
3. A military base: Mary's boyfriend was located at the army station in the desert.
4. A place utilized for broadcasting television or wireless communication: Janet wanted to work at her favorite radio station so she went there to ask for a job.
5. A rank or standing; position: Mildred wanted to improve her station in society and decided to marry a rich man!
station (verb), stations; stationed; stationing
1. To have been sent as a soldier to a place: The officer was stationed in a foreign country to to work there for a year.
2. To proceed to a certain spot and remain there: Mark stationed himself outside the restaurant and waited for the rest of the family to arrive.
stationary (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Descriptive of something which is fixed, immobile, or motionless: Tim's car stayed stationary with the engine running while he waited for his sister to get in.
2. Pertaining to a thing that is securely placed: Lynn liked peddling on the bike in the gym because it was stationary and didn't budge.
stationer (s) (noun), stationers (pl)
A shop or person that sells writing and office materials: Mrs. Thompson, the stationer, sold pretty pencils, pens, and notebooks to Virginia's children.
stationery (s) (noun), stationeries (pl)
1. Paper used for correspondence: Ivy loved writing letters, so she went to the shop downtown to see if there were some envelopes that would match her stationery at home.
2. Office supplies and materials, such as pens, ink, erasers, and pencils: Before school started June went to the store to get some stationery that she would need for her classes.
statistical (adjective); more statistical, most statistical
Concerning the use of applied mathematics relating to the accumulation and interpretation of quantitative data: The statistical information that Dick had gathered on precipitation was used in predicting the chance of rain for the next day.
statistically (adverb) (not comparable)
Regarding how the gathering, organization, analysis, and presentation of data is used: Jack explained his theory statistically and in detail.
statistician (s) (noun), statisticians (pl)
1. An individual who accummulates, clarifies, or studies the field of data: When studying architecture, Jenny had a professor who was a statistician, and who also tried to explain the importance of applied mathematics in building houses.
2. A mathematician whose main specialization concerns data: Mr. Straight, a statistician at the firm, explained how necessary it was to compile the information regarding the buying and selling of its goods.
statistics (s) (noun) (no plural)
A field of mathematics that enables a person to deduce or to make a conclusion about a large body of people which is found on information gathered from a much smaller group: There are many types of statistics including biometrics, curvilinear correlation, and nonparametric statistics.
statoblast (s) (noun), statoblasts (pl)
The bud or germ of a specific bryozoan or sponge which is produced asexually: Statoblasts have strong and protective casings and are normally intended to keep the species alive during the winter months.
statoscope (s) (noun), statoscopes (pl)
An instrument that indicates or records very small variations in atmospheric pressure: A statoscope is a kind of aneroid barometer which is used for pointing out the changes in the altitude of an aircraft.
statuary (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to sculptures: While watching his teacher, Jim noticed the statuary tools that were used to create the beautiful figure she was working on.

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