State may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media



Printed media

Other media

  • State (website), semantic web platform created by London, UK-based Equal Media Ltd

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"
  • The Estates or the States, a national assembly of the estates, a legislature
  • Rechtsstaat, the legal state (constitutional state, state subordinated to law) in philosophy of law and as principle of many national constitutions
  • Constituent state, a type of political subdivision of a nation
  • United States Department of State, a department in the Executive Branch of the United States federal government dealing with foreign affairs
  • The State (book) by Franz Oppenheimer, outlining the origin and structure of sovereign states and government

Science and technology


Physics and chemistry

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



Other uses

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