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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
          • Our model assumes that a certain amount of energy is necessary to convert Redβ from the nonclamped state into the clamped state, making correct annealing and DNA clamping a coupled process.
          • America’s first “foliologist,” Scotty Johnston, has announced predictions for the best color periods throughout the United States and Canada.
          • The free-exercise clause tells us that that religion is especially favored and the establishment clause tells us that it is especially feared (the state should avoid entanglement with that stuff).
        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.
          • One exception is the upregulation of Dmc1 in response to radiation-induced mitotic catastrophe (MC) in human cell lines [48 ] creating a pseudomeiotic state.
          • T3 modulation of GABA A receptors therefore has a plausible significance in normal physiology, and apparent relevance to dysthyroid states.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Reporting verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              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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