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