State in Module is a list of names that can summarize the current status particular entry in a business process or workflow. It signifies a major milestone achieved or transfer of responsibility from a particular person or department to another.
An example of the Leave Application module, the states can be:
States normally use adjective words to describe the condition or situation of a particular entry. It allows users to have an overview of the status at just a glance without having to look into the detail of the entry or history. States do come with colors to allow them easily distinguishable and recognizable to improve efficiency.