stateful

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EtymologyEdit

state +‎ -ful. In the computing sense it is intended as an opposite for stateless.

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stateful ‎(not comparable)

  1. (computing) That supports different states, reacting to the same input differently depending on the current state.
    • 2001, John Mueller, Special edition using SOAP
      CORBA and DCOM are both stateful protocols. A user establishes a connection with the server and that connection remains in place during the entire session.
  2. (obsolete) Full of state; stately.
    • Marston
      A stateful silence.

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