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Meaning of state

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the territory occupied by one of the constituent
           administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the
           deep south" [syn: {state}, {province}]
      2: the way something is with respect to its main attributes;
         "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in
         a weak financial state"
      3: the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign
         state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
      4: a politically organized body of people under a single
         government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African
         nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol";
         "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized
         land" [syn: {state}, {nation}, {country}, {land},
         {commonwealth}, {res publica}, {body politic}]
      5: (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids
         (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped
         by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the
         solid state of water is called ice" [syn: {state of matter},
      6: a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state
         you just couldn't reason with him"
      7: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land
         of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" [syn:
         {country}, {state}, {land}]
      8: the federal department in the United States that sets and
         maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was
         created in 1789" [syn: {Department of State}, {United States
         Department of State}, {State Department}, {State}, {DoS}]
      v 1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her";
           "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion";
           "state your name" [syn: {state}, {say}, {tell}]
      2: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
         [syn: {submit}, {state}, {put forward}, {posit}]
      3: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express
         this distance in kilometers?" [syn: {express}, {state}]

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