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physics a thermodynamic quantity that has definite values for given states of a system, such as entropy, enthalpy, free energy, etc
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby state function
stated case, State Department, State Duma, State Enrolled Nurse, state flower, state function, statehood, statehooder, statehouse, state law, stateless
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How to use state function in a sentence
At night, illuminations on a small scale take place, but there is no great state function.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe|Ernest Young
The construction and maintenance of public highways are a state function.
But though she spoke thus gracelessly of an important State function she attended it herself with grace, and behaved well.King John of Jingalo|Laurence Housman
The augurs and pontifices were the public men and statesmen, and they made religion a State function.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
She would rather visit the nursery at any time than attend a State function or ball.The Life of King Edward VII|J. Castell Hopkins