There are three common states of matter: gases, liquids, and solids. States of matter differ in the way the molecules are arranged at the molecular level, but not in the structure of the molecules themselves. Other states (the plasma and Bose-Einstein condensate states) are uncommon on Earth.
(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); "the solid state of water is called ice"
a group of matter that has the same properties
one of the three normal states of matter solid (s) liquid (l) gas (g) as well as a solution aqueous (aq) The state of matter must always be included in an equilibrium equation, since pure solids and liquids are not normally included in equilibrium calculations.
In the physical sciences, a state of matter is one of the many ways that matter can interact with itself to form a macroscopic, homogenous phase. The most familiar examples of states of matter are solids, liquids, and gases. Less familiar phases include: plasmas and quark-gluon plasmas; Bose-Einstein condensates and fermionic condensates; strange matter; superfluids and supersolids.