the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fre
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole: "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
the event of coming into sight
a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"