- 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.
- A political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy, for example one of the fifty United States. See also Province.
- A condition.
- A state of being.
- A state of emergency.
- Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.
- The President's body will lie in state at the Capitol.
- (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.
- In the fetch state, the address of the next instruction is placed on the address bus.
- (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.
- The state here includes a set containing all names seen so far.
- (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.
- A debugger can show the state of a program at any breakpoint.
- (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.
- buffer state
- head of state
- state of affairs
- state of emergency
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