What does stateless mean?

Definitions for stateless
ˈsteɪt lɪsstate·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homeless, statelessadjective

    without nationality or citizenship

    "stateless persons"


  1. statelessadjective

    Without a state or nationality, not subject to any state.

    UN Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

  2. statelessadjective

    Of a system or protocol, such that it does not keep a persistent state between transactions.

    A stateless server treats each request independently.

  3. statelessadjective

    Without state or pomp.


  1. stateless

    Stateless generally refers to a condition or scenario where an instance, system or computer process is not influenced by or does not depend on the previous state or conditions. It operates or functions without recalling previous interactions, transactions or activities. It is a term primarily used in computer science, specifically in networking, programming, and system design.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statelessadjective

    without state or pomp


  1. Stateless

    Stateless is an album by Lene Lovich first issued in the UK by Stiff Records. It was her first full-length album release, featuring her breakthrough single "Lucky Number". "Lucky Number" was covered the following year by Nina Hagen in her Unbehagen album, with lyrics in German, titled "Wir Leben immer ... noch".

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    Song lyrics by stateless -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by stateless on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stateless in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stateless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stateless in a Sentence

  1. Soeren Kern:

    These kids … have no relationship to Morocco or Algeria at all, but they’re not integrated into French society at all, in a way, they’re stateless. They get drawn to radical Islam as a way to give them meaning in their life.

  2. Subin Mulmi of the Forum:

    This means all children of single mothers will not be able to get citizenship certificates and they will become stateless.

  3. John Updike:

    To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given.

  4. Adjouma Ibrahim:

    Our future is already gone, so we are thinking of our kids' future, our kids are stateless. We don't have travel documents – nothing.

  5. Rohingya Muslim:

    We don't accept the term 'stateless' being used by the international community. They came from Bangladesh, they have the same religion, race, perceptions and traditions as people in Bangladesh.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. lank
    • B. commensal
    • C. tantamount
    • D. askant

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