A stat may refer to any of the following:
1. Linux command, see the stat command overview for further information.
2. Abbreviation for statistic, which is a science enveloping the collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data and presenting it in categorical and concise manner. For example, a website may record how many times a page is viewed over a month, then display that data in an easy to read format, allowing a viewer to see what days' traffic are heaviest.
3. In gaming a stat or statistic is a particular attribute associated with a character or item. For example, the stats for a staff may provide additional fire damage, shadow damage or healing.