change of state


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change of state

The physical process where matter moves from one state to another. Examples of such changes are melting, evaporation, boiling, condensation, freezing, crystallization, and sublimation.
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Noun1.change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
aeration - the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
passage, transition - the act of passing from one state or place to the next
meddling, tampering - the act of altering something secretly or improperly
transfer, transference - the act of transfering something from one form to another; "the transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
nullification, override - the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
reversal - a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
arousal, rousing - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
seasoning - the act of adding a seasoning to food
infusion - the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; "the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
beautification - the act of making something more beautiful
decoration - the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
worsening - changing something with the result that it becomes worse
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
change of color - an act that changes the light that something reflects
dirtying, soiling, soilure - the act of soiling something
wetting - the act of making something wet
chewing, mastication, chew, manduction - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
defoliation - causing the leaves of trees and other plants to fall off (as by the use of chemicals)
specialization, specialisation - the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
spiritualisation, spiritualization - the act of making something spiritual; infusing it with spiritual content
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All the abbe's affections were concentrated on his niece, who regarded him as a father, but an abstracted father, unable to conceive the agitations of the flesh, and thanking God for maintaining his dear daughter in a state of celibacy; for he had, from his youth up, adopted the principles of Saint John Chrysostom, who wrote that "the virgin state is as far above the marriage state as the angel is above humanity." Accustomed to reverence her uncle, Mademoiselle Cormon dared not initiate him into the desires which filled her soul for a change of state. The worthy man, accustomed, on his side, to the ways of the house, would scarcely have liked the introduction of a husband.
Government will agree to change of state's name, not because it has realized that, without this, state is heading for isolation, but because of internal and external pressure, nongovernmental organization Citizens for European Macedonia assesses.
"Change of State," a book released by MIT Press (Cambridge, MA) earlier this month, is designed to provide an understanding of how information policy brings about the fundamental social changes that come with the transformation from a bureaucratic welfare state to an informational state.