What is state?

  • (verb): Express in words.
    Example: "State your opinion"; "state your name"
    Synonyms: say, tell
    See also — Additional definitions below

State

State commonly refers to either the present condition of a system or entity, or to a governed entity (such as a country) or sub-entity (such as an autonomous territory of a country).

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Quitman County, Georgia - Geography - Major Highways - State Routes
... State Route 27 State Route 39 State Route 50. ...
Vermont - Geography - Fauna
... The state contains 41 species of reptiles and amphibians, 89 species of fish, of which 12 are non-native 193 species of breeding birds, 58 species of mammals ... By the mid-19th century, wild turkeys were exterminated in the state through overhunting and destruction of habitat ... eggshells of ospreys which resulted in their disappearance from the state ...
Vermont - Geography
... in the New England region in the eastern United States and comprises 9,614 square miles (24,900 km2), making it the 45th-largest state ... It is the only state that doesn't have any buildings taller than 150 feet (46 m) ... River marks the eastern (New Hampshire) border of the state (the river is part of New Hampshire) ...
527 Organization
... nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office ... Technically, almost all political committees, including state, local, and federal candidate committees, traditional political action committees, "Super PACs", and political ... Coming Together, the Progress for America Voter Fund, Secretary of State Project, United American Technologies, American Right To Life Action, Americans for a Better Tomorrow ...
Algorithm
... Starting from an initial state and initial input (perhaps empty), the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, will proceed through a finite number of well-defined successive states ... The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input ...

More definitions of "state":

  • (noun): (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container).
    Example: "The solid state of water is called ice"
    Synonyms: state of matter
  • (noun): The group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.
    Example: "The state has lowered its income tax"
  • (noun): A state of depression or agitation.
    Example: "He was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
  • (noun): The federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies.
    Example: "The Department of State was created in 1789"
    Synonyms: Department of State, State Department, DoS
  • (noun): The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.
    Example: "His state is in the deep south"
    Synonyms: province
  • (noun): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: country, land
  • (verb): Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc..
    Synonyms: express
  • (noun): The way something is with respect to its main attributes.
    Example: "The current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"

Famous quotes containing the word state:

    Being the dependents of the general government, and looking to its treasury as the source of all their emoluments, the state officers, under whatever names they might pass and by whatever forms their duties might be prescribed, would in effect be the mere stipendiaries and instruments of the central power.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    No man’s nature is able to know what is best for the social state of man; or, knowing, always able to do what is best.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    ... writers do not find subjects: subjects find them. There is not so much a search as a state of open susceptibility.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)