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  1. [programming] In programming, the current data contained by an object.
  2. [government] An autonomous political and administrative division of geography. The United States is composed of 50 states.
  3. [ESRI software] A discrete snapshot of a database whenever a change is made. Every edit operation creates a new database state, and all geodatabase versions reference one of these database states and evolve over time through a series of states.

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