Definitions for "State Machine"
The actual implementation (in hardware or software) of a function that can be considered to consist of a set of states through which it sequences.
a behavior that specifies the sequences of states that an object or interaction goes through during a response to events, together with the resulting responses to the events
a graph of states and transitions that describes the response of an object of a given class to the receipt of outside stimuli
A program or algorithm with multiple operating modes. These modes are known an states. see: nfa session, session, state
a state defined under a class view , by default it has the stereotype machine , these are only differences with the other states
a general component to implement arbitrary communication protocols
Keywords:  way, natural
a natural way to do this