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finite state machine

n.
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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Do your part by contacting your senator and encouraging him or her to vote against SB257 and telling your senator that only when credit unions pay state income taxes should those credit unions be allowed to accept state and municipal funds for deposit.
He added that the DAP central executive committee will meet later this week to discuss members who accept state awards.
I would argue the exact opposite: we should defend a strong presumption for individual liberty and only accept state intervention when it is indispensable to protect liberty, to produce other public goods narrowly conceived, and to combat narrowly defined negative externalities.
fully supports Australia and the Netherlands in their request to the Russian Federation to accept state responsibility and to cooperate with them in their efforts to deliver justice for the victims of this tragedy."
Many Syrians who rose against President Bashar al Assad's rule will find it difficult to accept state authority after years of war and would always have fear of retribution.
It said on Friday that four other towns nearby had agreed to surrender their arms and accept state rule.
The Syrian government has said nobody is forced to leave and those who stay must accept state rule.
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.
"Not using their model, it's learning the lessons from Norway." 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.