What is state?

  • (noun): The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.
    Example: "His state is in the deep south"
    Synonyms: province
    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. ...
527 Organization
... the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office ... almost all political committees, including state, local, and federal candidate committees, traditional political action committees, "Super PACs", and ... Fund, America Coming Together, the Progress for America Voter Fund, Secretary of State Project, United American Technologies, American Right To Life Action ...
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 ...
Vermont - Geography
... is located 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) ... bank of the Connecticut River marks the eastern (New Hampshire) border of the state (the river is part of New Hampshire) ...
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 ... which resulted in their disappearance from the state ...

More definitions of "state":

  • (noun): A state of depression or agitation.
    Example: "He was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
  • (noun): The group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.
    Example: "The state has lowered its income tax"
  • (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 way something is with respect to its main attributes.
    Example: "The current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial 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
  • (verb): Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc..
    Synonyms: express
  • (verb): Express in words.
    Example: "State your opinion"; "state your name"
    Synonyms: say, tell
  • (noun): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: country, land

Famous quotes containing the word state:

    I also believe that few people remain completely untouched by the thought that instead of the life they lead there might also be another, where all actions proceed from a very personal state of excitement. Where actions have meanings, not just causes. And where a person, to use a trivial word, is happy, and not just nervously tormenting himself.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    From this elevation, just on the skirts of the clouds, we could overlook the country, west and south, for a hundred miles. There it was, the State of Maine, which we had seen on the map, but not much like that,—immeasurable forest for the sun to shine on, the eastern stuff we hear of in Massachusetts. No clearing, no house. It did not look as if a solitary traveler had cut so much as a walking-stick there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)