What is state?

  • (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
    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 ... 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
... 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 ... almost all political committees, including state, local, and federal candidate committees, traditional political action committees, "Super PACs", and political parties are "527s." However, in ... the Progress for America Voter Fund, Secretary of State Project, United American Technologies, American Right To Life Action, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow and the November Fund ...
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): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: country, land
  • (verb): Express in words.
    Example: "State your opinion"; "state your name"
    Synonyms: say, tell
  • (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
  • (noun): The group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.
    Example: "The state has lowered its income tax"
  • (noun): The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.
    Example: "His state is in the deep south"
    Synonyms: province
  • (verb): Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc..
    Synonyms: express
  • (noun): A state of depression or agitation.
    Example: "He was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"

Famous quotes containing the word state:

    Since the last one in a graveyard is believed to be the next one fated to die, funerals often end in a mad scramble.
    —Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    That popular fable of the sot who was picked up dead-drunk in the street, carried to the duke’s house, washed and dressed and laid in the duke’s bed, and, on his waking, treated with all obsequious ceremony like the duke, and assured that he had been insane, owes its popularity to the fact that it symbolizes so well the state of man, who is in the world a sort of sot, but now and then wakes up, exercises his reason and finds himself a true prince.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    No state can build
    A literature that shall at once be sound
    And sad on a foundation of well-being.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)