(law) the formal written statements presented alternately by the plaintiff and defendent in a lawsuit setting out the respective matters relied upon Former name pleadings
[stat-n] /ˈstæt n/ noun 1. an island facing New York Bay. 2. Formerly Richmond. a borough of New York City including this island. 64½ sq. mi. (167 sq. km). Staten Island /ˈstætən/ noun 1. an island in SE New York State, in New York Harbor: a borough of New York city; heavy industry. Pop: 443 […]
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state of matter (stāt) 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.