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finite state machine

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A model of a computational system, consisting of a set of states, a set of possible inputs, and a rule to map each state to another state, or to itself, for any of the possible inputs. The computational core of a Turing machine is a finite state machine. Also called finite state automaton.
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The four-lane, Murphysboro-to-Waterloo highway project now has an official name, as the Four County Highway Coalition informally voted Tuesday to accept state Sen.
Second, and more significantly, Hmong are flexible enough to accept state subsidies in the form of rice seeds or fertilizer and social services in the form of education and health.
Mr Corbyn said he wanted a Brexit deal with "full access" to the single market but stressed that he would not want to accept state aid rules which limit Government intervention.
They will accept state pensions, company pension payments, annuities or fixed-term annuities, or any earned income from employment.
On the other hand, the fact that thus far the leaders of the Albanian parties did not accept state position, according to experts, is avoiding assuming responsibility.
March 8"refuses to accept state as reference "Resistance" rejects "Bbda Declaration" from Bbda AL-AKHBAR: Decisive Friday: Ministerial statement or resignation THE DAILY STAR: Eleventh-hour bid to salvage Cabinet The Cabinet will meet again Friday in an eleventh-hour attempt to avert a government crisis over its policy statement in the shadow of a threat by Prime Minister Tammam Salam to resign.
However, after striking a deal to accept state financing, Pitney said it would stay in Stamford and add 200 jobs across its Fairfield county operations.
Sunas tagged her as a conduit and gatekeeper of a web of fake of NGOs sanctioned to accept state money for livelihood projects for the last two years.
In areas where the law prohibits HHS from completely delegating responsibility to a state, HHS said it will work with states to agree upon processes that help HHS accept state recommendations without the need for duplicative reviews from HHS.
Critics also are concerned about how state accountability measures would apply to private schools that accept state funds, and whether families could afford transportation and tuition costs in addition to state vouchers.
Hope said some parents drive their children farther, to the South or West sides, for child care providers who accept state and city vouchers.