State funded boarding schools in England


State may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media


* ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, United States * ''Our State'', 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


Groups and labels

* States Records, an American record label * The State (band), Australian band previously known as the Cutters


* State (Todd Rundgren album), ''State'' (Todd Rundgren album), album by American rock musician Todd Rundgren * States (album), ''States'' (album), 2013 album by the indie folk band The Paper Kites * ''States'', an album by Klinik * The State (album), ''The State'' (album), a 1999 music album by Nickelback


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


* The State (comedy troupe), an American comedy troupe

Law and politics

* State (polity), an organized community living under a single political structure and government, sovereign or constituent *Sovereign state, a sovereign political entity in international law, commonly referred to as a "country" **List of sovereign states *Nation state, a state (usually sovereign) in which the great majority identify as a single culture (often defined as an ethnic group) * Constituent state, a type of political subdivision of a nation ** Federated state, a constituent state that is part of a federal model and shares sovereignty with the federal government *** States and union territories of India, constituent states of the Republic of India *** States and territories of Australia, constituent states of Australia *** States of Brazil, constituent states of Brazil *** States of Germany, constituent states of Germany *** States of Mexico, constituent states of Mexico *** States of Nigeria, constituent states of Nigeria *** State of South Sudan, States of South Sudan, constituent states of South Sudan *** States of Sudan, constituent states of Sudan *** States of Austria, constituent states of Austria *** States and federal territories of Malaysia, constituent monarchies and territories of Malaysia *** States of Micronesia, constituent states of Micronesia *** States and regions of Somalia, constituent states of Somalia *** States of Venezuela, constituent states of Venezuela *** U.S. state, any constituent state of the United States * ''Rechtsstaat'', the legal state (constitutional state, state subordinated to law) in the philosophy of law and as a principle of many national constitutions * The Estates 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, 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.


* State College, Pennsylvania, a city in the United States, often referred to informally as "State" ** State College Area High School, or "State High"


* State (controls), a term related to control theory * State (functional analysis), a positive linear functional on an operator algebra * State, in dynamical systems, is a fixed rule describing the time dependence of a point in a geometrical space

Science and technology


* State (computer science), a unique configuration of information in a program or machine ** Program state, 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, in computer science, a behavioral design pattern


* Medical state, one's current state of health, usually within a hospital * Mental state

Physics and chemistry

* State, a complete description of a system in classical mechanics * Chemical state, the electronic, chemical and physical nature of an element * 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 * State of matter, solid, liquid or gaseous phases of matter; describing the organization of matter in a phase * Thermodynamic state, a set of physical quantities describing variable properties of a given thermodynamic system


* State (printmaking), distinct revisions of a work by a deliberate change to the print master


* Michigan State University, in East Lansing, United States ** Michigan State Spartans, the athletic teams, commonly referred to as "State"

Other uses

* State (theology), 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

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