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Oxford dictionary definition of the word state:
1the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time:
the state of the company’s finances
we’re worried about her state of mind
a physical condition as regards internal or molecular form or structure:
water in a liquid state
(a state) informal an agitated or anxious condition:
don’t get into a state
informal a dirty or untidy condition:
look at the state of you—what a mess!
Physicsshort for quantum state.
2a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government:
Germany, Italy, and other European states
an organized political community or area forming part of a federal republic:
the German state of Bavaria
(the States)informal term for United States.
3the civil government of a country:
services provided by the state
a minister engaged in matters of state
(the States) the legislative body in Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney.
4 [mass noun] pomp and ceremony associated with monarchy or high levels of government:
he was buried in state
[as modifier] involving the ceremony associated with a head of state:
the Queen paid a state visit to Malaysia
5a specified impression taken from an etched or engraved plate at a particular stage:
an oblong plate, dry point, first state of eight
a particular printed version of the first edition of a book, distinguished from others by prepublication changes:
there are four states of the first edition
1 [reporting verb] express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing:
the report stated that more than 51 per cent of voters failed to participate
[with direct speech]:
‘Money hasn’t changed me,’ she stated firmly
people will be invited to state their views
[with object] chiefly Law specify the facts of (a case) for consideration:
judges must give both sides an equal opportunity to state their case
2 [with object] Music present or introduce (a theme or melody) in a composition:
a bold theme is stated at the beginning, driving the entire ten-minute allegro