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adjective [only before noun] state pronunciation in British English /steɪt/
 
  1. 1
    a state occasion or event involves a country's government or head

    The president is about to start a three-day state visit to Norway.

  2. 2
    a state institution is one that is paid for and run by the government

    His only income is a modest state pension.

    All his children went to state schools.

 

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