As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Bonds" means general obligation bonds, review bonds, notes or other debt instruments issued by the state, a state agency or a state authority.
(b) "Code" means the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended.
(c) "Legislature" means the Legislature of this state.
(d) "Refunding bonds" means bonds, notes or other debt instruments issued to refund all or any part of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, notes or other debt instruments heretofore or hereafter issued or lawfully assumed by the state, a state agency or a state authority pursuant to the provisions of this code.
(e) "State" means the state of West Virginia, a state agency or a state authority.
(f) "State agency" means any office, department, cabinet, board, commission, entity, bureau, division, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state authorized to issue bonds.
(g) "State authority" means any authority authorized to issue bonds, including, but without limitations, the university of West Virginia board of trustees and the board of directors of the state college system.
(h) "Swap agreement" means an agreement which is a rate swap agreement, basis swap, forward rate agreement, commodity swap, interest rate opinion, forward foreign exchange agreement, rate cap agreement, rate floor agreement, rate collar agreement, currency swap agreement, cross-currency rate swap agreement, currency option, any similar agreement or any combination of the foregoing.