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Definition of the noun state of matter
What does state of matter mean as a name of something?
- (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)
- domain: chemical science / chemistry
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonym of state of matter: state
- more generic term: chemical phenomenon = any natural phenomenon involving chemistry
- more specific terms:
- phase / form = a distinct state of matter in a system
- liquid state / liquidness / liquidity / liquid = the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
- solid state / solidness / solid = the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it
- gaseous state / gas = 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
- plasma = a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors
Alternative definition of the noun state of matter
- [physics] Any of the different phases of matter whose properties are dependent on the motions and forces of the molecules of which they are composed
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Nanotubes and Nanosheets (2015)
Functionalization and Applications of Boron Nitride and Other Nanomaterials by Ying (Ian) Chen
Plasma as the fourth state of matter is a fully or partially ionized gas. In a partially ionized gas, it is composed of free electrons, ions, neutral atoms and/or molecules, free radicals, and ultraviolet (UV) photons. Generally, the numbers of negative ...
by Schyrlet Cameron, Carolyn Craig
context: State of matter is a physical ...
by Charles P. Poole, Jr.
Subject Index Stark pseudoeffect, 373 state, amorphous, see amorphous state state, condensed, see condensed state of matter state, critical, see critical state state density, see density of states, spectral density of states state, ...
This ionization process is similar to the changes that occur in the phase transitions from solid to liquid to gas and thus is frequently said to lead to a fourth state of matter. The movement of electrons from higher or excited levels down to the ...
A Dictionary of Symbols (2013)
by J. E. Cirlot
There is, then, a duality of the greatest theoretical importance—two paths: that by which abstract energy develops towards energy as an organizing force, and that followed by pure matter towards a state of matter ruled by a given order.
Dictionary of Energy (2009)
Expanded Edition by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris
See state of matter. state function Physics. a property that depends only on the condition or state of the system, and not on the path used to establish the current conditions. Volume, pressure, and temperature are examples of state functions; ...
by Robert Joseph Sullivan
to reduce to a state of matter; to regard as matter. Materially, ad. in a material manner or ...
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