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Allotropic state

  • the several conditions which occur in a case of allotropism.
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aloha state

  • noun a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
    Hawai'i; HI; Hawaii.
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american state

  • noun one of the 50 states of the United States
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Argillaceous schist or state

  • . See Argillite.
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associated state

  • noun a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
    protectorate.
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atmospheric state

  • noun the weather or climate at some place
    atmosphere.
    • the atmosphere was thick with fog
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attorney general of the united states

  • noun the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
    Attorney General.
    • the post of Attorney General was created in 1789
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australian state

  • noun one of the several states constituting Australia
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authoritarian state

  • noun a government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people
    authoritarian regime.
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badger state

  • noun a midwestern state in north central United States
    Wisconsin; WI.
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balkan state

  • noun any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
    Balkan country; Balkan nation.
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baltic state

  • noun European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
    Baltic Republic.
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battle born state

  • noun a state in the southwestern United States
    Nevada; Battle Born State; NV; Sagebrush State.
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bay state

  • noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
    MA; Massachusetts; Old Colony.
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beaver state

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Oregon; OR.
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beehive state

  • noun a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
    UT; Utah; Beehive State.
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bluegrass state

  • noun a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
    KY; Kentucky.
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buckeye state

  • noun a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
    Ohio; OH.
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buffer state

  • noun a small neutral state between two rival powers
    buffer country.
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caliphate state

  • noun a Turkish terrorist group of fundamentalist Muslims with ties to al-Qaeda that operates in Germany; seeks the violent overthrow of the Turkish government and the establishment of an Islamic nation modeled on Iran
    Kaplan Group; Association of Islamic Groups and Communities.
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camellia state

  • noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Alabama; AL; Heart of Dixie.
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capital of the united states

  • noun the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
    Washington D.C.; Washington; American capital.
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Case stated or agreed on

  • (Law), a statement in writing of facts agreed on and submitted to the court for a decision of the legal points arising on them.
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centennial state

  • noun a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
    CO; Colorado.
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chair of state

  • noun a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person
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change of state

  • noun the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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change state

  • verb undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    turn.
    • We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
    • The people turned against the President when he stole the election
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chief of state

  • noun the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
    chief of state.
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church-state

  • noun a state ruled by religious authority
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city state

  • noun a state consisting of a sovereign city
    city state.
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city-state

  • noun a state consisting of a sovereign city
    city state.
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Civil state

  • the whole body of the laity or citizens not included under the military, maritime, and ecclesiastical states.
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cognitive state

  • noun the state of a person's cognitive processes
    cognitive state.
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committee for state security

  • noun formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia
    KGB; Soviet KGB.
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commonwealth of independent states

  • noun an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
    CIS.
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confederate states

  • noun the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    Dixie; Dixieland; Confederacy; Confederate States; South.
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confederate states of america

  • noun the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    Dixie; Dixieland; Confederacy; Confederate States; South.
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constitution of the united states

  • noun the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
    Constitution of the United States; U.S. Constitution; Constitution; US Constitution.
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constitution state

  • noun a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Constitution State; Connecticut; CT.
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Construct formstate

  • (Heb. Gram.), that of a noun used before another which has the genitive relation to it.
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cornhusker state

  • noun a midwestern state on the Great Plains
    Nebraska; NE.
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coyote state

  • noun a state in north central United States
    South Dakota; Coyote State; SD.
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department of state

  • noun the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
    DoS; State Department; State; Department of State.
    • the Department of State was created in 1789
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diamond state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; DE.
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eastern united states

  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
    East.
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ecstatic state

  • noun a trance induced by intense religious devotion; does not show reduced bodily functions that are typical of other trances
    religious trance.
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emotional state

  • noun the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
    spirit.
    • his emotional state depended on her opinion
    • he was in good spirits
    • his spirit rose
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empire state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    New York; NY; Empire State.
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empire state building

  • noun a skyscraper built in New York City in 1931; 1250 feet tall
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empire state of the south

  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Empire State of the South; Georgia; GA.
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energy state

  • noun a definite stable energy that a physical system can have; used especially of the state of electrons in atoms or molecules
    energy level.
    • according to quantum theory only certain energy levels are possible
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equality state

  • noun a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
    Wyoming; WY.
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everglade state

  • noun a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    FL; Everglade State; Florida.
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evergreen state

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Washington; WA.
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federated states of micronesia

  • noun a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
    TT; Micronesia.
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first state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; DE.
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Flinty rock, ∨ Flinty state

  • a siliceous slate; basanite is here included. See Basanite.
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free state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    MD; Maryland; Free State.
  • noun any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
  • noun a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
    Free State.
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garden state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
    NJ; Jersey; New Jersey.
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gaseous state

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gas.
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gem state

  • noun a state in the Rocky Mountains
    Idaho; ID.
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golden state

  • noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
    CA; Calif.; California.
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gopher state

  • noun a midwestern state
    Gopher State; MN; Minnesota.
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grand canyon state

  • noun a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
    Arizona; AZ.
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granite state

  • noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
    NH; New Hampshire.
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great lakes state

  • noun a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
    Great Lakes State; Michigan; MI.
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great seal of the united states

  • noun the seal of the United States government
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green mountain state

  • noun a state in New England
    Vermont; VT.
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ground state

  • noun (physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle
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gulf states

  • noun a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
  • noun the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
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hawkeye state

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    IA; Iowa.
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head of state

  • noun the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
    chief of state.
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hoosier state

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    Indiana; IN.
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In a state of nature

  • . (a) Naked as when born; nude . (b) In a condition of sin; unregenerate . (c) Untamed; uncvilized.
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independent state of papua new guinea

  • noun a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
    Papua New Guinea.
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independent state of samoa

  • noun a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
    Samoa i Sisifo; Western Samoa; Samoa.
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Intermediate state

  • (Theol.), the state or condition of the soul between the death and the resurrection of the body.
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islamic state of afghanistan

  • noun a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
    Afghanistan.
    • Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979
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keystone state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Pennsylvania; PA.
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liquid state

  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquidness; liquidity; liquid.
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lone-star state

  • noun the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
    TX; Texas.
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magnolia state

  • noun a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
    Mississippi; MS.
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mental state

  • noun (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
    psychological condition; mental state; mental condition.
    • a manic state
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mid-atlantic states

  • noun a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
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midwestern united states

  • noun the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
    middle west; Midwest.
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mormon state

  • noun a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
    UT; Utah; Beehive State.
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mount rushmore state

  • noun a state in north central United States
    South Dakota; Coyote State; SD.
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mountain state

  • noun a state in east central United States
    West Virginia; WV.
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narco-state

  • noun an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent
    • this Mexican town has become a narco-state that ships 100 pounds of cocaine to the United States every day
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Nascent state

  • (Chem.), the supposed instantaneous or momentary state of an uncombined atom or radical just separated from one compound acid, and not yet united with another, a hypothetical condition implying peculiarly active chemical properties; as, hydrogen in the nascent state is a strong reducer.
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natural state

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    wild; natural state.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
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new york state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    New York; NY; Empire State.
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new york state barge canal

  • noun a system of canals crossing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake Champlain
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north star state

  • noun a midwestern state
    Gopher State; MN; Minnesota.
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northeastern united states

  • noun the northeastern region of the United States
    Northeast.
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northwestern united states

  • noun the northwestern region of the United States
    Northwest.
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nutmeg state

  • noun a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Constitution State; Connecticut; CT.
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ocean state

  • noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
    RI; Rhode Island; Little Rhody.
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ohio state university

  • noun a university in Columbus, Ohio
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old dominion state

  • noun a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
    Old Dominion; Virginia; VA.
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old line state

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    MD; Maryland; Free State.
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old north state

  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
    Old North State; NC; North Carolina.
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orange free state

  • noun a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
    Free State.
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organization of american states

  • noun an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
    OAS.
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oxidation state

  • noun the degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge
    oxidation number.
    • the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2
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palmetto state

  • noun a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
    SC; South Carolina.
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papal states

  • noun the temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy)
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pathological state

  • noun a physical condition that is caused by disease
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peace garden state

  • noun a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
    ND; North Dakota.
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peach state

  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Empire State of the South; Georgia; GA.
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pelican state

  • noun a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Louisiana; LA.
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physiological state

  • noun the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    physiological condition; physical condition.
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pine tree state

  • noun a state in New England
    ME; Maine.
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police state

  • noun a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
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prairie state

  • noun a midwestern state in north-central United States
    Land of Lincoln; IL; Illinois.
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president of the united states

  • noun the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    President; President of the United States; Chief Executive.
    • the President likes to jog every morning
  • noun the office of the United States head of state
    President; Chief Executive.
    • a President is elected every four years
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psychological state

  • noun (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
    psychological condition; mental state; mental condition.
    • a manic state
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puppet state

  • noun a government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed
    puppet government; pupet regime.
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renegade state

  • noun a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
    renegade state; rogue nation.
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rogue state

  • noun a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
    renegade state; rogue nation.
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sagebrush state

  • noun a state in the southwestern United States
    Nevada; Battle Born State; NV; Sagebrush State.
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Secretary of state

  • noun the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State
    • the first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson
  • noun a government minister for foreign relations
    foreign minister.
  • noun the position of the head of the State Department
    • the position of Secretary of State was established in 1789
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  • . See Secretary, n., 3.
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secretary of state for the home department

  • noun the British cabinet minister who is head of the Home Office
    Home Secretary.
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show me state

  • noun a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
    MO; Missouri.
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silver state

  • noun a state in the southwestern United States
    Nevada; Battle Born State; NV; Sagebrush State.
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slave state

  • noun any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
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solid state

  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solid; solidness.
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solid-state

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or relating to the physical properties of solid materials especially electromagnetic or thermodynamic or structural properties of crystalline solids
  • adjective satellite consisting of semiconductor materials and components and related devices
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solid-state physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the properties of materials in the solid state: electrical conduction in crystals of semiconductors and metals; superconductivity; photoconductivity
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sooner state

  • noun a state in south central United States
    Oklahoma; OK.
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southeastern united states

  • noun the southeastern region of the United States
    Southeast.
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southwestern united states

  • noun the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
    Southwest.
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Sovereign state

  • a state which administers its own government, and is not dependent upon, or subject to, another power.
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Spheroidal state

  • (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal, it rolls about in spheroidal drops or masses, at a temperature several degrees below ebullition, and without actual contact with the heated surface, a phenomenon due to the repulsive force of heat, the intervention of a cushion of nonconducting vapor, and the cooling effect of evaporation.
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state attorney

  • noun a prosecuting attorney for a state
    state attorney.
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state bank

  • noun a bank chartered by a state rather than by the federal government
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State barge

  • a royal barge, or a barge belonging to a government.
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State bed

  • an elaborately carved or decorated bed.
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state boundary

  • noun the boundary between two states
    state boundary.
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state capital

  • noun the capital city of a political subdivision of a country
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state capitalism

  • noun an economic system that is primarily capitalistic but there is some degree of government ownership of the means of production
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State carriage

  • a highly decorated carriage for officials going in state, or taking part in public processions.
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state change

  • noun a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
    phase transition; phase change; physical change.
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state department

  • noun the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
    DoS; State Department; State; Department of State.
    • the Department of State was created in 1789
  • noun a department of government in one of the 50 states
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state government

  • noun the government of a state in the United States
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state highway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; pike; freeway; throughway; superhighway; expressway.
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state line

  • noun the boundary between two states
    state boundary.
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state of affairs

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    situation.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
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state of bahrain

  • noun an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
    Bahrain; Bahrein.
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state of eritrea

  • noun an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
    Eritrea.
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state of flux

  • noun a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
    flux.
    • the flux following the death of the emperor
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state of grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
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state of israel

  • noun Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    Israel; Zion; Yisrael; Sion.
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state of katar

  • noun an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
    Katar; Qatar; State of Katar.
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state of kuwait

  • noun an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
    Kuwait; Koweit.
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state of matter

  • noun (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)
    state.
    • the solid state of water is called ice
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state of mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    frame of mind.
  • noun the state of a person's cognitive processes
    cognitive state.
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state of nature

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    wild; natural state.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
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state of qatar

  • noun an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
    Katar; Qatar; State of Katar.
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state of the art

  • noun the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
    • the state of the art in space travel
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state of the vatican city

  • noun the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    Holy See; The Holy See.
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state of war

  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring
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State paper

  • an official paper relating to the interests or government of a state. Jay.
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State prison

  • noun a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.
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  • a public prison or penitentiary; called also State's prison.
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State prisoner

  • one is confinement, or under arrest, for a political offense.
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State rights, ∨ States' rights

  • the rights of the several independent States, as distinguished from the rights of the Federal government. It has been a question as to what rights have been vested in the general government. U.S.
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state senator

  • noun a member of a state senate
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state socialism

  • noun an economic system in which the government owns most means of production but some degree of private capitalism is allowed
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state supreme court

  • noun the highest court in most states of the United States
    supreme court; high court.
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State sword

  • a sword used on state occasions, being borne before a sovereign by an attendant of high rank.
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state tax lien

  • noun a lien on the property of a taxpayer that the tax collector can use upon default of payment of taxes
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state treasurer

  • noun the treasurer for a state government
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State trial

  • a trial of a person for a political offense.
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state trooper

  • noun a state police officer
    trooper.
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state's attorney

  • noun a prosecuting attorney for a state
    state attorney.
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State's evidence

  • noun evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings
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  • . See Probator, 2, and under Evidence.
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state-controlled

  • adjective satellite subscribing to the socialistic doctrine of ownership by the people collectively
    collectivised; collectivistic; collectivized; collectivist.
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state-of-the-art

  • adjective satellite the highest level of development at a particular time (especially the present time)
    • state-of-the-art technology
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state-sponsored terrorism

  • noun terrorism practiced by a government against its own people or in support of international terrorism
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state-supported

  • adjective satellite supported and operated by the government of a state
    • a state university
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states general

  • noun assembly of the estates of an entire country especially the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from 16th to 18th centuries
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States of the Church

  • . See under Ecclesiastical.
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states' rights

  • noun a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states
  • noun the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution
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states' rights democratic party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman
    Dixiecrats.
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states-general

States"-gen"er*al noun
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  1. In France, before the Revolution, the assembly of the three orders of the kingdom, namely, the clergy, the nobility, and the third estate, or commonalty.
  2. In the Netherlands, the legislative body, composed of two chambers.
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steady state theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other
    continuous creation theory.
    • the steady state theory has been abandoned in favor of the big bang theory
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sunflower state

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    KS; Kansas.
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sunshine state

  • noun a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    FL; Everglade State; Florida.
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supreme court of the united states

  • noun the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation
    Supreme Court; Supreme Court of the United States.
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tar heel state

  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
    Old North State; NC; North Carolina.
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temporary state

  • noun a state that continues for a limited time
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the states

  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; U.S.; United States; US; America.
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To state it

  • . To assume state or dignity. Obs. "Rarely dressed up, and taught to state it." Beau. & Fl.
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totalitarian state

  • noun a government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures
    totalitation regime.
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treasure state

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
    MT; Montana.
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Typhoid state

  • a condition common to many diseases, characterized by profound prostration and other symptoms resembling those of typhus.
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united mexican states

  • noun a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
    Mexico.
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united states

  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; U.S.; United States; US; America.
  • noun the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    U.S.; United States; US Government; U.S. government.
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united states air force

  • noun the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space
    US Air Force; USAF; U. S. Air Force; Air Force.
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united states air force academy

  • noun a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Air Force
    US Air Force Academy.
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united states army

  • noun the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
    Army; U. S. Army; USA; US Army.
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united states army criminal investigation laboratory

  • noun a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence
    US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory; U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory; USACIL.
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united states army rangers

  • noun a specially trained elite unit of the United States Army
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united states army special forces

  • noun a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
    Special Forces; U. S. Army Special Forces.
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united states attorney general

  • noun the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department
    Attorney General; US Attorney General.
    • Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington
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united states border patrol

  • noun the mobile law enforcement arm of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that detects and prevents illegal entry of aliens into the United States
    US Border Patrol.
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united states cabinet

  • noun a board to advise the President; members are the secretaries of executive departments; the United States constitution does not provide for the cabinet
    US Cabinet.
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united states civil war

  • noun civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
    United States Civil War; American Civil War.
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united states coast guard

  • noun an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
    U. S. Coast Guard; US Coast Guard.
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united states code

  • noun a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the United States House of Representatives
    U. S. Code.
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united states congress

  • noun the legislature of the United States government
    US Congress; Congress; U.S. Congress.
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united states constitution

  • noun the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
    Constitution of the United States; U.S. Constitution; Constitution; US Constitution.
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united states customary system

  • noun the system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint that dates back to colonial America but differs in some respects from the British Imperial System; today in the United States this system exists side by side with the SI system
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united states department of defense

  • noun the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
    Defense Department; Defense; DoD; Department of Defense.
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united states department of state

  • noun the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
    DoS; State Department; State; Department of State.
    • the Department of State was created in 1789
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united states dollar

  • noun the basic unit of money in the United States
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united states dry unit

  • noun a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System
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united states fish and wildlife service

  • noun an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution
    US Fish and Wildlife Service; FWS.
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united states government

  • noun the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    U.S.; United States; US Government; U.S. government.
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united states government accounting office

  • noun an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
    GAO; Government Accounting Office.
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united states government printing office

  • noun an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
    Government Printing Office; GPO; US Government Printing Office.
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united states house of representatives

  • noun the lower legislative house of the United States Congress
    House of Representatives; US House; U.S. House of Representatives; US House of Representatives; U.S. House.
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united states intelligence agency

  • noun an intelligence service in the United States
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united states intelligence community

  • noun a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
    Intelligence Community; National Intelligence Community; IC.
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united states liquid unit

  • noun a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
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united states marine corps

  • noun an amphibious division of the United States Navy
    Marine Corps; US Marine Corps; USMC; United States Marine Corps.
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united states marines

  • noun an amphibious division of the United States Navy
    Marine Corps; US Marine Corps; USMC; United States Marine Corps.
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united states marshals service

  • noun the United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system
    US Marshals Service; Marshals.
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united states military academy

  • noun a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Army
    US Military Academy.
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united states mint

  • noun the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks; processes gold and silver bullion
    US Mint; U.S. Mint.
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united states national library of medicine

  • noun the world's largest medical library
    National Library of Medicine; U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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united states naval academy

  • noun a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Navy
    US Naval Academy.
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united states navy

  • noun the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
    US Navy; USN; Navy.
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united states of america

  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; U.S.; United States; US; America.
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united states post office

  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
    PO; US Post Office; Post Office.
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united states postal inspection service

  • noun the primary law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service
    US Postal Inspection Service.
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united states postal service

  • noun an independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
    US Postal Service; USPS.
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united states president

  • noun the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    President; President of the United States; Chief Executive.
    • the President likes to jog every morning
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united states public health service

  • noun an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health
    PHS.
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united states secret service

  • noun the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents
    SS; USSS; US Secret Service; Secret Service.
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united states senate

  • noun the upper house of the United States Congress
    Senate; US Senate; U.S. Senate.
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united states supreme court

  • noun the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation
    Supreme Court; Supreme Court of the United States.
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united states trade representative

  • noun the executive agency that administers the President's policies on international trade
    US Trade Representative.
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united states treasury

  • noun the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
    Treasury; Department of the Treasury; Treasury Department.
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united states virgin islands

  • noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    American Virgin Islands; VI.
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united states waters

  • noun territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
    U.S. waters.
    • ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations
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vice president of the united states

  • noun the vice president of the United States who presides over the United States Senate
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volunteer state

  • noun a state in east central United States
    TN; Tennessee.
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war between the states

  • noun civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
    United States Civil War; American Civil War.
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welfare state

  • noun a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.
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western united states

  • noun the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
    West.
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wolverine state

  • noun a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
    Great Lakes State; Michigan; MI.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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