- noun any form or quantifiable condition in which a physical substance can be, depending on its temperature and other circumstances
- A description of the conditions or circumstances of a particle, entity, or system, which encompasses one or more key attributes. Also, such a state. For example, a ground state, an excited state, or a quantum state.
- The condition in which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, material, process, or setting is in at a given moment. For example, and idle state, or a logic state.
- The condition in which a computer program, device, system, setting, sequence, or the like is in at a given moment.
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