state change

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Noun1.state change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
freeze, freezing - the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
liquefaction - the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
melt, melting, thaw, thawing - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
evaporation, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour, vapor - the process of becoming a vapor
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As the maximum torque (saturation) is reached, the sample undergoes a state change from a liquid in a solid to a solid in a liquid.
Only last year did the state change the laws, again allowing for an outright per-credit tuition-fee system.
Server-Initiated Rendering also supports broadcasting a single state change across multiple client sessions, making collaborative applications easier to create.
This enables the designer to determine if a certain type of strike at a particular place in the design will cause a state change -- such as a logic or bit flip -- in his IP.
Anadigm(R) FPAAs are the first analog integrated circuits for audio that can change their parameters in real time or even undergo a complete state change.

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