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state meaning

EN[steɪt] [-eɪt]
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  • State commonly refers to either the condition of a system or entity, or to a governed entity (such as a country) or subentity (such as an autonomous territory of a country).
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    Definition of state in English Dictionary

  • 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
          • The structure will house the United States Army signal corps office which maintains radio and cable communication between Alaska and the States
          • When foster kids age out, it is important that the state provides them with support.
          • In the United States, the Secretary of State is an appointed position.
        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
          • 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.
          • Alaska didn't attain statehood until 1959 when it became the 49th state of the United States.
          • Last year, Wall Street raked in $8.5 billion in fees for acting as behind-the-scenes consiglieres in the United States.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Reporting verbs
                • Transitive verbs
              Related Links:
              1. en states
              2. en statement
              3. en stated
              4. en statements
              5. en stately
              Source: Wiktionary
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              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.
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