Definition of state function in English:

state function

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noun

Physics
A quantity in thermodynamics, such as entropy or enthalpy, that has a unique value for each given state of a system.
More example sentences
  • The second law defines a new state function known as the entropy.
  • Consequently entropy is a state function.
  • A state function is a property of a system that does not depend on pathways, only on the initial and final states.