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state meaning

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  • State commonly refers to either the condition of a system or entity,
  • NounPLstatesSUF-ate
    1. A polity.
      1. Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
      2. Well monarchies may own religion's name, / But states are atheists in their very fame.
    2. A condition; a set of circumstances applying at any given time.
      1. a state of being;   a state of emergency ‎
      2. States in which the energy has definite values are called stationary states of a system; they are described by wave functions Ψn which are the eigenfunctions of the Hamiltonian operator, i.e. which satisfy the equation ĤΨn = EnΨn, where En are the eigenvalues of the energy.
      3. In the fetch state, the address of the next instruction is placed on the address bus. ‎
      4. The state here includes a set containing all names seen so far. ‎
      5. A debugger can show the state of a program at any breakpoint. ‎
    3. High social standing or circumstance.
      1. The President's body will lie in state at the Capitol. ‎
      2. Thy honour, state, and seat is due to me.
      3. She instructed him how he should keep state, and yet with a modest sense of his misfortunes.
      4. His high throne, [ …] under state / Of richest texture spread.
      5. They who to States and Governours of the Commonwealth direct their Speech [ …] ; I suppose them as at the beginning of no meane endeavour, not a little alter'd and mov'd inwardly in their mindes [ …] .
      6. (Can we find and add a quotation of Daniel to this entry?)
    4. (mathematics, stochastic processes) An element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.
    5. VerbSGstatesPRstatingPT, PPstated
      1. VT To declare to be a fact.
        1. He stated that he was willing to help. ‎
      2. VT To make known.
        1. State your intentions. ‎
    6. AdjectiveCOMmore stateSUPmost state
      1. OBS stately.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Ruth knew that the whiteheads of her teenage acne were a temporary state of affairs, but that did nothing to quell her distress when an eruption hit just before prom.
          • Parliamentary guidelines state that MPs should not use comcars for anything other than official parliamentary or committee business.
          • This process has been shown to be transdiagnostically related to psychopathology, particularly with depression and anxiety states [ …]
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • State collection and dissemination have been abstracted away from the application by the common-map abstraction.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • With memory that slow, the processor is going to spend most of its time on wait states.
          • For pump energies below the charge transfer gap, photon absorption by phonon assisted multimagnon excitation feeds energy directly into the magnetic system which is brought to a non-equilibrium state.
          • Empire of the Sun was an enormous literary and commercial success in Britain but pretty much bit the Big One on its own in the United States.

      Meaning of state for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "state" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a reporting verb and a transitive verb.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Reporting verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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