On page 691 of SCJP 1.5 where the waiting/blocked/sleeping state is being discussed, the section starts with "This is the state a thread is in when it's eligible to run." and later it says: "the thread is still alive, but is currently not eligible to run." Allthough I get the idea, the wording is not actually as exact as I would expect.
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