"stating" in the verb sense
1. state, say, tell
express in words
"He said that he wanted to marry her"
"tell me what is bothering you"
"state your opinion"
"state your name"
2. submit, state, put forward, posit
"I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
3. express, state
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
"Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
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