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English noun: state of matter

1. state of matter (state) (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)


SamplesThe solid state of water is called ice.


Synonymsstate


Broader (hypernym)chemical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)form, gas, gaseous state, liquid, liquid state, liquidity, liquidness, phase, plasma, solid, solid state, solidness


Attributegaseous, liquid, solid


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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