State

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Etymology

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From Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[estat#Template:Fro|estat]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, from [[status#|status]] (manner of standing, attitude, position, carriage, manner, dress, apparel; and other senses), from [[stare#|stare]] (to stand).

Pronunciation

Noun

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Wikipedia State (plural [[States#|States]])
  1. A polity.
    1. Any sovereign polity; a government.
      • 20C, Albert Einstein, as quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949)
        Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
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    2. A political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy, for example one of the fifty United States. See also Province.
    3. (Articlesobsolete) A form of government other than a monarchy.
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        Well monarchies may own religion's name, / But states are atheists in their very fame.
    4. (Articles
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) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.
  1. A condition; a set of circumstances applying at any given time.
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    1. (Articlescomputing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.
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    2. (Articlescomputing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.
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    3. (Articlescomputing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.
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    4. (Articlessciences) The physical property of matter as solid, liquid, gas or plasma.
    5. (Articlesobsolete) Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme.
  2. High social standing or circumstance.
    1. Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.
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    2. Rank; condition; quality.
    3. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.
      • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
        She instructed him how he should keep state, and yet with a modest sense of his misfortunes.
      • Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
        Can this imperious lord forget to reign, / Quit all his state, descend, and serve again?
    4. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.
      • John Milton (1608-1674)
        His high throne,.{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}}under state / Of richest texture spread.
      • Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
        When he went to court, he used to kick away the state, and sit down by his prince cheek by jowl.
    5. (Articlesobsolete) A great person, a dignitary; a lord or prince.
      • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
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    6. (Articlesobsolete) Estate, possession.
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  3. (Articles
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) An element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.

Derived terms

All pages beginning with "state"

Translations

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See also

Verb

State (third-person singular simple present [[states#|states]], present participle [[stating#|stating]], simple past and past participle [[stated#|stated]])
  1. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    To declare to be a fact.
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      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  2. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    To make known.
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Usage notes

State is stronger or more definitive than say. It is used to communicate an absence of reasonable doubt and to emphasize the factual or truthful nature of the communication.

Synonyms

Translations

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Adjective

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  1. (Articlesobsolete) stately
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Related terms

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Afrikaans

Noun

State

  1. Plural form of [[staat#|staat]]

Italian

Verb

State

  1. second-person plural indicative present tense of [[stare#|stare]]
  2. second-person plural imperative of [[stare#|stare]]
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Anagrams


Latin

Verb

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Participle

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