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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
    • Sovereign state, a sovereign political entity in public international law
    • Nation state, a state which coincides with a nation
    • Member state, a member of an international organization such as the United Nations
    • Federated state, a political entity forming part of a federal sovereign state such as the United States, Australia, India, Nigeria and Brazil
    • State sector, the part of the economy concerned with providing various government services
  • The Estates or the States, a national assembly of the estates, a legislature
  • States-General (disambiguation)
  • 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



Arts and entertainment[edit]




  • State (magazine), an Irish monthly music magazine
  • State Magazine, a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State
  • Our State, a North Carolina monthly magazine once called The State

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