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Change State

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Definition of the verb change state

What does change state mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2003)

by Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao

A Markov chain describes one's probability to change state. The focus is on the probability to change state in a discrete period of time, for instance, from political party A to another political preference. It is a process without memory: The ...

Google previewDictionary of the Politics of the People's Republic of China (2003)

by Colin Mackerras, Donald H. McMillen, Andrew Watson

financial system did not begin until 1984, when a tax and profit system was introduced for state enterprises and it was decided to change state grants of capital into loans through the bank. By that time, fiscal contracting between different levels ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopedia of United States History from 458 A. D. to 1909 (1905)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

It must borrow leave to be, and choose to maintain it as it is, while they will be, no longer than State pleasure or are satisfied with it, and refuse to change State discretion sees fit to grant the in- it, who has given, or who can give, to dulgence ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

course receives heat as before, it does not become hotter, but is gradually converted into steam or vapour: so that the effect of heat is not to elevate temperature, but to change state or form; that is, in the case of water, to convert it into steam.

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

by William Thomas Brande

course receives heat as before, it does not become hotter, but is gradually converted into steam or vapour : so that the effect of heat is not to elevate temperature, but to change state or form ; that is, in the case of water, to convert it into steam.

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