toestand

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch toestand, from toestaen (to assist) (modern toestaan) and stand (modern stand).

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Noun[edit]

toestand m (plural toestanden, diminutive toestandje n)

  1. situation, condition
  2. an unpleasant situation
  3. (physics) state
    aangeslagen toestand — excited state
    grondtoestand — ground state

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