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Definition 1: (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where state of matter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the solid state of water is called ice

Synonyms for state of matter in the sense of this definition

(state of matter is a kind of ...) any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)

(... is a kind of state of matter ) the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container

(... is a kind of state of matter ) (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary

"the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"

(... is a kind of state of matter ) the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility

(... is a kind of state of matter ) the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape

(... is a kind of state of matter ) (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons

"particles in space exist in the form of a plasma"

(... are attributes of state of matter) existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow

"water and milk and blood are liquid substances"

(... are attributes of state of matter) of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous

"ice is water in the solid state"

(... are attributes of state of matter) existing as or having characteristics of a gas

"steam is water is the gaseous state"

(state of matter belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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