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State may refer to:

Law and politics[edit]

  • State (polity), an organized political community living under a single system of government
  • The Estates or the States, a national assembly of the estates, a legislature
  • Rechtsstaat, the legal state (constitutional state, state subordinated to law) in philosophy of law and as principle of many national constitutions

Science and technology[edit]

Physics and chemistry[edit]

  • State, a complete description of a system in classical mechanics
  • Quantum state, the state of a quantum mechanical system given by a vector in the underlying Hilbert space
  • Stationary state, an eigenvector of a Hamiltonian
  • Thermodynamic state, a set of physical quantities describing variable properties of a given thermodynamic system
  • State of matter, solid, liquid or vapour phases of matter. it describes the organization of matter in a phase
  • Chemical state, the electronic, chemical and physical nature of an element



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