Too often, in programming, the two terms status or state are used indifferently.
I did some search on Internet and I found this answer that I consider reasonable … anyway you can comment on it 😉
status == how are you? [es. good/bad]
state == what are you doing? [es. resting/working]
- cpu state
- thread state
- state machine
- return status
- raid volume status
- application status
- account status
In some other places I found also this futher consideration, that can be useful: State is one of the conditions that an entity can have, Status is the actual condition assumed by an entity at the request time.