To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.
A well-defined condition of an item. For example, a connection has seven states, including unallocated, allocated, connected, and needing data. Certain operations can be done only when an item is in a particular state. For example, a connection can be freed only when it is in an allocated state and not, for example, when it is in a connected state.
A state describes a particular situation of a modelled system. A state contains information about the structural organisation, the current values of quantities, inequalities, and the active model fragments. A state can be either interpreted, terminated, ordered or closed.