State may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media


  • The State (book) by Franz Oppenheimer, outlining the origin and structure of sovereign states and government


Groups and labels




Law and politics


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 (printmaking), a unique form of a print, caused by a deliberate change to a matrix
  • State (website), semantic web platform created by London, UK-based Equal Media Ltd
  • State pattern, in computer science, a behavioral design pattern


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

Other uses

See also