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gas, in physics, one of the three commonly recognized states of matter, the other two being solid and liquid. A substance in the gaseous state has neither definite shape nor definite volume. Like liquids, gases are fluids and assume the shape of their containers. Unlike liquids, they will expand to fill any container, regardless of its size. All gases condense into liquids or solids when sufficiently cooled or compressed (see compression; condensation; liquefaction). Most gases first liquefy, but some pass directly into the solid state (see sublimation); carbon dioxide, for example, can condense into dry ice. Some gases are extremely soluble in certain liquids, the liquid absorbing many times its own volume of gas. Some solids, by a process called adsorption, can take up many times their own volume of certain gases. The behavior of gases under various conditions of pressure, temperature, and volume is described by the various gas laws. Many of the properties of gases can be understood by considering the fact that only a small part of the volume of a gas is occupied by its atoms or molecules, which are in rapid, random motion. See kinetic-molecular theory of gases.
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Gas

A state of matter, including natural gas and propane, used as a fuel to produce energy, generally for lighting and heating.
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gas

[gas]
(materials)
(ordnance)
To expose to a war gas.
(physics)
A phase of matter in which the substance expands readily to fill any containing vessel; characterized by relatively low density.
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gas

1. a substance in a physical state in which it does not resist change of shape and will expand indefinitely to fill any container. If very high pressure is applied a gas may become liquid or solid, otherwise its density tends towards that of the condensed phase
2. any substance that is gaseous at room temperature and atmospheric pressure
3. any gaseous substance that is above its critical temperature and therefore not liquefiable by pressure alone
4. 
a. a fossil fuel in the form of a gas, used as a source of domestic and industrial heat
b. (as modifier): a gas cooker
5. a gaseous anaesthetic, such as nitrous oxide
6. the usual US, Canadian, and New Zealand word for petrol, a shortened form of gasoline
7. US an informal name for flatus
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gas

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gas

The fee paid for executing a transaction on the Ethereum blockchain. Fees are paid to miners in Ethereum's native Ether cryptocurrency, and the gas-to-Ether conversion rate fluctuates because the value of one Ether is constantly changing. See Ethereum.
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The PM has ordered the inquiry over the alleged negligence and incompetence of the gas companies bosses in tackling the issue and concealing facts about the fault in gas compressors that resulted in low gas pressure across the country.
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The gas company specifies in a statement that it has concluded the first stage of the upgrade of the existing gas grid interconnection, installing valves which allow the reverse flow of natural gas, according to reports of investor.bg.