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Noun: solid state
  1. The state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    - solid, solidness
Adjective: solid-state  só-lid steyt
  1. Characteristic of or relating to the physical properties of solid materials especially electromagnetic or thermodynamic or structural properties of crystalline solids
  2. (electronics) consisting of semiconductor materials and components and related devices

Derived forms: solid states

See also: solid

Type of: state, state of matter

Encyclopedia: Solid state