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state

 [stāt]
condition or situation.
alpha state the state of relaxation and peaceful awakefulness associated with prominent alpha brain wave activity.
anxiety state the condition of experiencing undue anxiety, as in anxiety disorders.
excited state the condition of a nucleus, atom, or molecule produced by the addition of energy to the system as the result of absorption of photons or of inelastic collisions with other particles or systems.
ground state the condition of lowest energy of a nucleus, atom, or molecule.
persistent vegetative state a condition of profound nonresponsiveness in the wakeful state caused by brain damage at whatever level and characterized by a nonfunctioning cerebral cortex, the absence of any discernible adaptive response to the external environment, akinesia, mutism, and inability to signal; the electroencephalogram may be isoelectric or show abnormal activity. Vegetative states raise ethical questions regarding appropriate care, use of resources, and allowing a patient to die.
refractory state a condition of subnormal excitability of muscle and nerve following excitation.
resting state the physiologic condition achieved by complete bed rest for at least 1 hour.
steady state dynamic equilibrium.

ground state

the normal, inactivated state of an atom from which, on activation, the singlet, triplet, and other excited states are derived.

ground state

(grownd stāt)
The normal, inactivated state of an atom from which, on activation, the singlet, triplet, and other excited states are derived.

ground state

the condition of a molecule when at its lowest energy level.

ground state

(grownd stāt)
The normal, inactivated state of an atom from which, on activation, the singlet, triplet, and other excited states are derived.
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All these shrubs are reluctant to send up new sprouts from ground level, and the relatively permanent framework of branches that they build up typically puts on a good show year after year.
Upper Ground Level, 638-9480 Razon's of Guagua Making its way from the culinary capital of the Philippines to the metro, it kept the family's best recipes such as the Pansit Luglog made with rice noodles, shrimp sauce, topped with hard-boiled egg and crispy chicharon and the Halo-Halo with homemade ingredients such as macapuno, sweetened ripe banana, shaved ice, milk and leche flan.
The agency added: "It is important to stress that the concentration of particles which may reach ground level is likely to be low and should not cause serious harm.
Also on the lower ground level is the sun lounge which runs alongside the courtyard, and there is also the fairly large matter of a 25' 3" indoor heated swimming pool.
About three years ago my husband built up a 10-15 foot circular, soil-filled base planted with pachysandra, hostas, and bulbs that ranges from ground level to about 2 feet deep as the tree is on a slope.
During the experiment, the researchers measured atmospheric concentrations of methane at ground level over the test plots.
When feeding a shredder from ground level, it is important to consider safety and environmental factors.
"Continuing the turn, the pilot descends to 450 to 500 feet above ground level behind the ship--referred to as 'rolling into the groove'--on a line running up the left side of the ship until the jet is at 300 feet above the water.
"We're pretty pleased with our performance in the reduction of ground level emissions.
Like Lemann's book, Massing's shifts its narrative back and forth between ground level reality (in The Fix, it's the story of a struggling nonprofit drug treatment center in Spanish Harlem) and the bureaucratic machinations of Washington policy makers.
Still, his proposal offered many exciting ideas, such as the reinvention of concealed storage and open display spaces as a field of visible, open storage, and the use of a sophisticated form of funicular transport to link the ground level with various points throughout the building.
"One of the problems with ozone is that we don't understand how the UV-B is changing at ground level, and what fraction of the ultraviolet light really causes cancer."