state of matter
One of the four principal conditions in which matter exists—solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. See also phase, phase transition.
noun 1. the latest and most sophisticated or advanced stage of a technology, art, or science. state of the art noun 1. the level of knowledge and development achieved in a technique, science, etc, esp at present adjective (prenominal) 2. the most recent and therefore considered the best; up-to-the-minute: a state-of-the-art amplifier state state of […]
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an annual message to Congress in which the president reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program: required by the Constitution (Article II, Section 3). Abbreviation: SOTU.
noun 1. a condition marked by armed conflict between or among states, existing whether or not war has been declared formally by any of the belligerents. 2. a legal condition initiated and concluded by formal declaration, and not necessarily involving armed conflict. 3. the duration of such a condition. state of war noun 1. a […]
noun 1. a police force under state authority rather than under the authority of a city or county in the state.