What is state?

  • (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"
    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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527 Organization
... election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office ... all political committees, including state, local, and federal candidate committees, traditional political action committees, "Super PACs", and political parties are "527s." However, in ... 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 ... The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input ...
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, more than 15,000 insect species, and 2,000 higher ... century, wild turkeys were exterminated in the state through overhunting and destruction of habitat ... the eggshells of ospreys which resulted in their disappearance from the state ...
Vermont - Geography
... in Vermont Vermont 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-lar ... 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) ...
Quitman County, Georgia - Geography - Major Highways - State Routes
... State Route 27 State Route 39 State Route 50. ...

More definitions of "state":

  • (verb): Express in words.
    Example: "State your opinion"; "state your name"
    Synonyms: say, tell
  • (noun): The group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.
    Example: "The state has lowered its income tax"
  • (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 territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.
    Example: "His state is in the deep south"
    Synonyms: province
  • (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 a nation.
    Synonyms: country, land
  • (noun): A state of depression or agitation.
    Example: "He was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
  • (verb): Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc..
    Synonyms: express

Famous quotes containing the word state:

    He talks about the Scylla of Atheism and the Charybdis of Christianity—a state of mind which, by the way, is not conducive to bold navigation.
    Norman Douglas (1868–1952)

    Whoever can discern truth has received his commission from a higher source than the chiefest justice in the world who can discern only law. He finds himself constituted judge of the judge. Strange that it should be necessary to state such simple truths!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Think of the importance of Friendship in the education of men.... It will make a man honest; it will make him a hero; it will make him a saint. It is the state of the just dealing with the just, the magnanimous with the magnanimous, the sincere with the sincere, man with man.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)