how to pronounce state


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state is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of state in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a time of pearl I state as a matter of …”

meanings of state


  1. A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.
  2. A complete description of a system, consisting of parameters that determine all properties of the system.
  3. The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.
  4. A political division of a federation retaining a notable degree of autonomy, as in the United States or Germany.
  5. Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.
  6. Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme.
  7. High social standing or circumstance.
  8. The current governing polity under which the speaker lives.
  9. Rank; condition; quality.
  10. A polity.
  11. A great person, a dignitary; a lord or prince.
  12. The physical property of matter as solid, liquid, gas or plasma.
  13. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.
  14. The lexical aspect (aktionsart) of verbs or predicates that do not change over time.
  15. A form of government other than a monarchy.
  16. A condition; a set of circumstances applying at any given time.
  17. A current governing polity.
  18. The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.
  19. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.
  20. The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.
  21. Estate, possession.
  22. Any sovereign polity; a national or city-state government.
  23. An element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.


  1. To declare to be a fact.
  2. To make known.


  1. Stately.


  1. State University, as the shortened form of any public university name.

state frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word state occurs in english on average 281.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics state can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that state can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to state


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