State etymology


English word state comes from Latin status (Position, place. Rank, status. State, status, condition.)

Etymology of state

Detailed word origin of state

Dictionary entry Language Definition
status Latin (lat) Position, place. Rank, status. State, status, condition.
estat Old French (fro) Condition. Government. State.
state English (en) (obsolete) stately (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.. (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.. (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.. (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.. (mathematics, stochastic processes) [...]

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