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state

(definition)

Definition: The condition of a finite state machine or Turing machine at a certain time. Informally, the content of memory.

See also start state, accepting state, next state, universal state, existential state.

Author: PEB


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Paul E. Black, "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/state.html