Definition of Substance. Meaning of Substance. Synonyms of Substance

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Definition of Substance

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Substance Sub"stance, v. t. To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich. [Obs.]
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Substance Sub"stance, n. [F., fr. L. substantia, fr. substare to be under or present, to stand firm; sub under + stare to stand. See Stand.] 1. That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence. These cooks, how they stamp, and strain, and grind, And turn substance into accident! --Chaucer. Heroic virtue did his actions guide, And he the substance, not the appearance, chose. --Dryden. 2. The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport. This edition is the same in substance with the Latin. --Bp. Burnet. It is insolent in words, in manner; but in substance it is not only insulting, but alarming. --Burke. 3. Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance. 4. Material possessions; estate; property; resources. And there wasted his substance with riotous living. --Luke xv. 13. Thy substance, valued at the highest rate, Can not amount unto a hundred marks. --Shak. We are destroying many thousand lives, and exhausting our substance, but not for our own interest. --Swift. 5. (Theol.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Meaning of Substance from wikipedia

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- Substance theory, or substance–attribute theory, is an ontological theory about objecthood positing that a substance is distinct from its properties. A...
- A biogenic substance is a product made by or of life forms. The term encomp****es constituents, secretions, and metabolites of plants or animals. In context...
- chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior. These substances may...
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