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State may refer to:


Arts, entertainment, and media


Literature

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State Magazine ''State Magazine'' is a digital magazine published by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Global Talent Management. Its mission is to acquaint Department of State employees at home and abroad with developments affecting operations and person ...
'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, United States * ''
Our State ''Our State'' (full title: ''Our State: Down Home in North Carolina'') is a monthly magazine based in Greensboro, North Carolina, featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events. First published ...
'', a monthly magazine published in North Carolina and formerly called ''The State'' * The State (Larry Niven), a fictional future government in three novels by Larry Niven


Music


Groups and labels

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States Records States Record Company was a Chicago (''City in a Garden''); I Will , image_map = , map_caption = Interactive maps of Chicago , coordinates = , coordinates_footnotes = , subdivisi ...
, an American record label *
The State (band) The State were an Australian band, which formed as The Cutters. Their second single, "Real Love" (October 1988), was nominated for the 1989 ARIA Award for Best New Talent. They released their debut album, ''Elementary'', in February 1989. Afte ...
, Australian band previously known as the Cutters


Albums

* ''State'' (Todd Rundgren album), album by American rock musician Todd Rundgren * ''States'' (album), 2013 album by the indie folk band The Paper Kites * ''States'', an album by
Klinik Klinik, (sometimes called The Klinik), is an industrial music Industrial music is a genre of music that draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive and aggressive fus ...
* ''The State'' (album), a 1999 music album by Nickelback


Television

* ''The State'' (1993 TV series), an American sketch-comedy series * ''The State'' (2017 TV series), a four-part drama about British Muslims joining Islamic State in Syria


Other

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The State (comedy troupe) The State is an American comedy troupe. The troupe was founded by a group of New York University New York University (NYU) is a private research university in New York City New York City (NYC), often simply called New York, is the Li ...
, an American comedy troupe


Law and politics

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State (polity) A state is a polity under a system of Government, governance with a monopoly on force. There is no undisputed definition of a state. A widely used definition from the Germans, German sociologist Max Weber is that a "state" is a polity that main ...
, an organized community living under a single political structure and government, sovereign or constituent *
Sovereign state A sovereign state is a political entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area. International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, defined territory, one government ...
, a sovereign political entity in international law, commonly referred to as a "country" **
List of sovereign states The following is a list providing an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty. The 206 listed states can be divided into three categories based on membership within ...
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Nation state A nation state is a state in which a great majority shares the same culture Culture () is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and Norm (social), norms found in human Society, societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, ...
, a state (usually sovereign) in which the great majority identify as a single culture (often defined as an ethnic group) *
Constituent state A constituent state is a state (polity), state entity that constitutes a administrative division, part of a sovereign state. A constituent state holds regional jurisdiction over a defined administrative territory, within a sovereign state. Gover ...
, a type of political subdivision of a nation **
Federated state A federated state (which may also be referred to as a state, a province, a region, a canton, a (bundes)land, a governorate, an oblast, an emirate or a country) is a territorial and constitutional community forming part of a federation. Such ...
, a constituent state that is part of a federal model and shares sovereignty with the federal government ***
States and union territories of India India is a Federalism, federal union comprising 28 federated state, states and 8 union territory, union territories, for a total of 36 entities. The states and union territories are further subdivided into List of districts in India, distric ...
, constituent states of the Republic of India ***
States and territories of Australia The states and territories are federation, federated administrative divisions in Australia, ruled by regional governments that constitute the second level of governance between the Australian Government, federal government and local governmen ...
, constituent states of Australia ***
States of Brazil The federative units of Brazil ( pt, unidades federativas do Brasil) are subnational entities with a certain degree of autonomy (self-government, self-regulation and self-collection) and endowed with their own government A government i ...

States of Brazil
, constituent states of Brazil ***
States of Germany The Federal Republic of Germany ) , image_map = , map_caption = , map_width = 250px , capital = Berlin , coordinates = , largest_city = capital , languages_type = Official language , languages = German language, German , de ...

States of Germany
, constituent states of Germany ***
States of Mexico The states of Mexico are first-level administrative territorial entities of the country of Mexico, which officially is named United Mexican States Mexico ( es, México ; Nahuan languages: ), officially the United Mexican States (; EUM ), ...

States of Mexico
, constituent states of Mexico ***
States of Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria is a federation of 36 states and 1 federal capital territory. Each of the 36 states is a semi-autonomous political unit that shares powers with the Federal Government as enumerated under the Constitution of N ...
, constituent states of Nigeria ***
States of South Sudan The States of South Sudan were created out of the three historic former provinces (and contemporary regions) of Bahr el Ghazal (region of South Sudan), Bahr el Ghazal (northwest), Equatoria (southern), and Greater Upper Nile (northeast). The st ...
, constituent states of South Sudan ***
States of Sudan Below is a list of the 18 states of Sudan Sudan (; ar, السودان, as-Sūdān), officially the Republic of the Sudan ( ar, جمهورية السودان, link=no, Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa. It is border ...
, constituent states of Sudan ***
States of Austria Austria is a federation, federal republic made up of nine states (German language, German: ''Länder''). Since ''Land'' is also the German word for "country", the term ''Bundesländer'' (literally ''federal states'') is often used instead to avoid ...
, constituent states of Austria ***
States and federal territories of Malaysia The states and federal territories of Malaysia are the principal administrative divisions of Malaysia Malaysia ( ; ) is a country in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia. The federation, federal constitutional monarchy consists of States and f ...
, constituent monarchies and territories of Malaysia ***
States of Micronesia The Federated States of Micronesia is a federation divided into four states, which are further divided into various cities and municipalities. States Cities *Palikir, Pohnpei State – ''National capital'' *Colonia, Yap *Kolonia, Pohnpei Sta ...
, constituent states of Micronesia ***
States and regions of Somalia Somalia is a federal republic consisting of five federal states as well as the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) and the claimed territory of Somaliland. Somalia is further subdivided into thirteen Administrative divisions of Somalia, administr ...
, constituent states of Somalia ***
States of Venezuela The Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a federation made up of twenty-three states ('' es, estados''), a Capital District (Venezuela), Capital District ('' es, Distrito Capital'') and the Federal Dependencies of Venezuela, Federal De ...
, constituent states of Venezuela ***
U.S. state In the United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is a country Contiguous United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a W ...
, any constituent state of the United States * ''
Rechtsstaat ''Rechtsstaat'' (lit. "State of Rights"; "Rights' State") is a doctrine in continental Europe Mainland or continental Europe is the contiguous continent of Europe, excluding its surrounding islands. It can also be referred to ambiguousl ...
'', the legal state (constitutional state, state subordinated to law) in the philosophy of law and as a principle of many national constitutions *
The Estates The Estates, also known as the States (french: États, german: Landstände, nl, Staten), was the assembly of the representatives of the estates of the realm, the divisions of society in feudal times, called together for purposes of deliberation, ...
or the States, a national assembly of the estates of the realm, an early form of legislature that was common throughout feudal Europe *
United States Department of State The United States Department of State (DOS), or State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the nation's foreign policy and international relations. Equivalent to the ministry of foreign affai ...
, a division of the executive branch of the United States federal government, dealing with foreign affairs; sometimes referred to as "State", for short, in American political jargon.


Locations

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State College, Pennsylvania State College is a home rule municipality Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state A sovereign state is a political entity that is represented by one centralized government th ...

State College, Pennsylvania
, a city in the United States, often referred to informally as "State" **
State College Area High School State College Area High School, often referred to locally as "State High," is a public high school in State College, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the only public high school in the State College Area School District and is within walking di ...
, or "State High"


Mathematics

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State (controls) In control engineering Control engineering or control systems engineering is an engineering discipline that applies control theory to design equipment and systems with desired behaviors in Control theory, control environments. The discipline of co ...
, a term related to control theory *
State (functional analysis)In functional analysis Image:Drum vibration mode12.gif, 200px, One of the possible modes of vibration of an idealized circular drum head. These modes are eigenfunctions of a linear operator on a function space, a common construction in functional an ...
, a positive linear functional on an operator algebra * State, in
dynamical systems In mathematics Mathematics (from Ancient Greek, Greek: ) includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), mathematical structure, structure (algebra), space (geometry), and calculus, change (mathematical analysis, analysis). ...
, is a fixed rule describing the time dependence of a point in a geometrical space


Science and technology


Computing

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State (computer science) In information technology and computer science Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information, algorithms and the architectures of its computation as well as practical techniques for their application. Computer sc ...
, a unique configuration of information in a program or machine **
Program state In information technology and computer science Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information, algorithms and the architectures of its computation as well as practical techniques for their application. Computer sc ...
, in computer science, a snapshot of the measure of various conditions in the system * State (website), semantic web platform created by London, UK-based Equal Media Ltd *
State pattern The state pattern is a behavioral software design pattern that allows an object to alter its behavior when its internal state changes. This pattern is close to the concept of finite-state machines. The state pattern can be interpreted as a strategy ...
, in computer science, a behavioral design pattern


Healthcare

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Medical state Medical state is a term used to describe a hospital A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, w ...
, one's current state of health, usually within a hospital *
Mental state A mental state, or a mental property, is a state of mind of a person. Mental states comprise a diverse class including perception, pain experience, belief, desire, intention, emotion, and memory. There is controversy concerning the exact definition ...


Physics and chemistry

* State, a complete description of a system in classical mechanics *
Chemical state A chemical substance is a form of matter having constant chemical composition and characteristic properties. Some references add that chemical substance cannot be separated into its constituent elements by physical separation methods, i.e., wit ...
, the electronic, chemical and physical nature of an element *
Quantum state In quantum physics, a quantum state is a mathematical entity that provides a probability distribution for the outcomes of each possible measurement ' Measurement is the number, numerical quantification (science), quantification of the variable an ...
, the state of a quantum mechanical system given by a vector in the underlying Hilbert space *
Stationary state A stationary state is a quantum state In quantum physics, a quantum state is a mathematical entity that provides a probability distribution for the outcomes of each possible measurement ' Measurement is the number, numerical quantification (sc ...
, an eigenvector of a Hamiltonian *
State of matter In physics, a state of matter is one of the distinct forms in which matter can exist. Four states of matter are observable in everyday life: solid, liquid, gas, and Plasma (physics), plasma. Many intermediate states are known to exist, such as li ...
, solid, liquid or gaseous phases of matter; describing the organization of matter in a phase *
Thermodynamic state For thermodynamics Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that deals with heat, Work (thermodynamics), work, and temperature, and their relation to energy, radiation, and physical properties of matter. The behavior of these quantities is governe ...
, a set of physical quantities describing variable properties of a given thermodynamic system


Printing

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State (printmaking) Judith with the Head of Holofernes'' (1500/05), engraving after Andrea Mantegna, second state. In the first state the background is plain; the landscape of state II was probably added some years later. In printmaking, a state is a different form ...
, distinct revisions of a work by a deliberate change to the print master


Universities

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Michigan State University Michigan State University (MSU) is a public In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the totality of such groupings. This is a different conce ...
, in East Lansing, United States **
Michigan State Spartans The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Michigan State University. The school's athletic program includes 25 varsity sports teams. Their mascot is a Spartan warrior named Sparty, and the school colors are green and w ...
, the athletic teams, commonly referred to as "State"


Other uses

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State (theology) In Christianity Christianity is an Abrahamic religions, Abrahamic Monotheism, monotheistic religion based on the Life of Jesus in the New Testament, life and Teachings of Jesus, teachings of Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth. It is the Major religious ...
, a degree or stage of perfection in the Christian religion * State Theatre (disambiguation), several theatres * States (automobile), cyclecar manufactured by the States Cyclecar Co of Detroit, Michigan in 1915


See also

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Condition (disambiguation) Condition or conditions may refer to: In philosophy and logic * Material conditional The material conditional (also known as material implication) is an operation commonly used in logic Logic (from Ancient Greek, Greek: grc, wikt:λ ...
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Government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a State (polity), state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislature, Executive (government), ex ...

Government
, the system by which a state or community is controlled * New states (disambiguation) * Stateless (disambiguation) * Status (disambiguation) * The States (disambiguation) * * {{Disambiguation