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next state

(definition)

Definition: The state immediately following the current state, defined by the transition function of a finite state machine and the input.

See also Turing machine.

Author: LH


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Leslie Hastings, "next state", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/nextstate.html