state of matter

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state of matter

[′stāt əv ′mad·ər]
(physics)
One of three fundamental conditions of matter: the solid, liquid, and gaseous states.
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Our discussion of information can be reasonably restricted to those variables that are information bearing, that is, those that are associated with distinguishable physical states that can be readily used to convey a message.
EXHAUSTED Albion players have been given extra days off to ensure they are in the right physical state for the final promotion push.
If we can improve his physical state he will be a good asset for the club, and we feel he is worth a chance.
A few months in a field over the winter can work wonders for a horse's mental and physical state, and that, combined with the handicapper having had to drop him a considerable way in the ratings following several heavy defeats, makes a horse such as Malcheek, who also loves the prevailing fast ground, a very dangerous proposition.
The panel yesterday told Dr Patterson: "Your assessment of Patient A's physical state was inadequate.
Though my independence is diminishing, I am Eying in my own home with the help of men and women caters, who visit three times daily, assisting me with my bodily care and, according to my physical state and the weather, take me for short walks.
For example, the way in which a nutrient such as an antioxidant is absorbed--or not absorbed--by the human body depends strongly on its physical state and its interaction with the food matrix.
And if a doctor is willing to assist, based on an objective assessment of his patient's mental and physical state, the law should not stand in his way.
Still, good health is not only about nutrition or even about one's physical state.
Furthermore, we found that longer durations of quarantine were associated with increased symptoms of PTSD, which indicates that the physical state of being in quarantine was at least in part responsible for the psychological distress.
TasteTech has addressed the common problem that formerly faced manufacturers, which was the physical state of the tea bag.

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