Definition of State of matter

1. Noun. (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). "The solid state of water is called ice"

Exact synonyms: State
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Chemical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Form, Phase, Liquid, Liquid State, Liquidity, Liquidness, Solid, Solid State, Solidness, Gas, Gaseous State, Plasma
Attributes: Solid, Liquid, Gaseous



Definition of State of matter

1. Noun. (physics) Any of the different phases of matter whose properties are dependent on the motions and forces of the molecules of which they are composed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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state of matter (current term)
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Literary usage of State of matter

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1. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1875)
"... for that which can arbitrarily effect a change in the present state of matter, cannot be matter itself, which resists all change of its present state: ..."

2. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"On the State of Matter near the Critical Point.—The question now arises for consideration as to the state of a body at or a little above its critical point. ..."

3. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1880)
"The negative state of matter, being the absence oí—the negation of—the positive state, is, of course, not susceptible of de- EP'ees. On the other hand, ..."

4. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"On the State of Matter near the Critical Point.—The question now arises for consideration as to the state of a body at or a little above its critical point. ..."

5. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"On the State of Matter neap the Critical Point.—The question now arises for ... or are we presented with a new state of matter 1 Such are the questions ..."

6. The Mechanics' Magazine (1855)
"... it contains much lees latent heat than in its vaporous state ; indeed the state of matter is regulated by its capability to hold or contain latent heat. ..."

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