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Definition of matter
MatterMatter Mat"ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[`e]re, fr. L. materia;
perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. Mother, Madeira,
1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance;
material; the material or substantial part of anything;
the constituent elements of conception; that into which a
notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the
He is the matter of virtue. --B. Jonson.
2. That of which the sensible universe and all existent
bodies are composed; anything which has extension,
occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body;
Note: Matter is usually divided by philosophical writers into
three kinds or classes: solid, liquid, and a["e]riform.
Solid substances are those whose parts firmly cohere
and resist impression, as wood or stone. Liquids have
free motion among their parts, and easily yield to
impression, as water and wine. A["e]riform substances
are elastic fluids, called vapors and gases, as air and
3. That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place
or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated;
subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling,
complaint, legal action, or the like; theme. ``If the
matter should be tried by duel.' --Bacon.
Son of God, Savior of men ! Thy name Shall be the
copious matter of my song. --Milton.
Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but
every small matter they shall judge. --Ex. xviii.
4. That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do;
concern; affair; business.
To help the matter, the alchemists call in many
vanities out of astrology. --Bacon.
Some young female seems to have carried matters so
far, that she is ripe for asking advice.
5. Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence;
importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the
phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.
A prophet some, and some a poet, cry; No matter
which, so neither of them lie. --Dryden.
6. Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything
disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
And this is the matter why interpreters upon that
passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true
story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife.
--Milton. MatterMatter Mat"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mattered; p. pr. & vb.
1. To be of importance; to import; to signify.
It matters not how they were called. --Locke.
2. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate. [R.]
``Each slight sore mattereth.' --Sir P. Sidney.
Matter Mat"ter, v. t.
To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.
He did not matter cold nor hunger. --H. Brooke.
Meaning of matter from wikipedia
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is a hypothetical
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that is thought
85% of the matter
in the universe, and about
(or "partners") to the corresponding particles
of ordinary matter
. In theory, a particle
and its anti-particle (e.g., proton
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material, or natural organic matter
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