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  • 1 State — (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 2 State — State, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stating}.] 1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.] [1913 Webster] I myself, though meanest stated, And in court now almost hated. Wither. [1913 Webster] Who calls the council, states the… …

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  • 3 State — (st[=a]t), a. 1. Stately. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 State — State, n. A statement; also, a document containing a statement. [R.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 State — A state is a political association with effective sovereignty over a geographic area and representing a population. These may be nation states, sub national states or multinational states. A state usually includes the set of institutions that… …

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  • 6 state — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English stat, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French estat, from Latin status, from stare to stand more at stand Date: 13th century 1. a. mode or condition of being < a state of readiness > b …

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  • 7 state — See: LIE IN STATE …

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  • 9 state — Argillaceous Ar gil*la ceous, a. [L. argillaceus, fr. argilla.] Of the nature of clay; consisting of, or containing, argil or clay; clayey. [1913 Webster] {Argillaceous sandstone} (Geol.), a sandstone containing much clay. {Argillaceous iron ore} …

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  • 10 State Council of the People's Republic of China — 中华人民共和国国务院 Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Guówùyuàn …

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  • 11 State Defense Forces — (SDF) (also known as State Guards, State Military Reserves, or State Militias) in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state government, although they are regulated by the National Guard Bureau through… …

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  • 12 State terrorism — refers to acts of terrorism conducted by governments. ControversyLike the definition of terrorism and the definition of state sponsored terrorism, the definition of state terrorism remains controversial and without international consensus. [… …

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  • 13 State capitalism — State capitalism, in its classic meaning, is a private capitalist economy under state control. This term was often used to describe the controlled economies of the great powers in the First World War. [cite encyclopedia encyclopedia = Blackwell… …

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  • 14 State diagram — State diagrams is a diagram used in the field of computer science, representing the behavior of a system, which is composed of a finite number of states. There are many forms of state diagrams, which differ slightly and have different semantics.… …

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  • 15 State police — are a type of sub national territorial police force, particularly in Australia and the United States. Some other countries have analogous police forces, such as the provincial police in some Canadian provinces, while in other places, the same… …

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  • 16 State barge — State State (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913… …

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  • 17 State bed — State State (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913… …

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  • 18 State carriage — State State (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913… …

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  • 19 State paper — State State (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913… …

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  • 20 State prison — State State (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913… …

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