state/ steɪt /

the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes:
a state of health.
the condition of matter with respect to structure, form, constitution, phase, or the like:
water in a gaseous state.

of or relating to the central civil government or authority.
made, maintained, or chartered by or under the authority of one of the commonwealths that make up a federal union:
a state highway; a state bank.

verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
to declare definitely or specifically:
She stated her position on the case.
to set forth formally in speech or writing:
to state a hypothesis.

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