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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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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 ... The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input ...
Vermont - Geography
... 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) ... 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, more than 15,000 insect species, and 2,000 ... the eggshells of ospreys which resulted in their disappearance from the state ... As of 2010, they were no longer endangered in the state ...
527 Organization
... 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 parties are "527s." However, in common ... Together, 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 ...
Quitman County, Georgia - Geography - Major Highways - State Routes
... State Route 27 State Route 39 State Route 50. ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (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
  • (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): (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 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): 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:

    During the Civil War the area became a refuge for service- dodging Texans, and gangs of bushwhackers, as they were called, hid in its fastnesses. Conscript details of the Confederate Army hunted the fugitives and occasional skirmishes resulted.
    —Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    If there is a gratification which I envy any people in this world it is to your country [Italy] its music. This is the favorite passion of my soul, and fortune has cast my lot in a country where it is in a state of deplorable barbarism.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    The Reverend Samuel Peters ... exaggerated the Blue Laws, but they did include “Capital Lawes” providing a death penalty for any child over sixteen who was found guilty of cursing or striking his natural parents; a death penalty for an incorrigible son; a law forbidding smoking except in a room in a private house; another law declaring smoking illegal except on a journey five miles away from home,...
    —Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)