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matter meaning

EN[ˈmætə] [ˈmætɚ] [ˈmæɾɚ] [-ætə(ɹ)]
US
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  • Before the 20th century, the term matter included ordinary matter composed of atoms and excluded other energy phenomena such as light or sound.
  • All the objects from everyday life that we can bump into, touch or squeeze are composed of atoms. This atomic matter is in turn made up of interacting subatomic particles—usually a nucleus of protons and neutrons, and a cloud of orbiting electrons.
  • Matter commonly exists in four states (or phases): solid, liquid and gas, and plasma. However, advances in experimental techniques have revealed other previously theoretical phases, such as Bose–Einstein condensates and fermionic condensates.
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    Definition of matter in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmattersSUF-ter
    1. Substance, material.
      1. vegetable matter
      2. printed matter;   He always took some reading matter with him on the plane. ‎
    2. A condition, subject or affair, especially one of concern.
      1. What's the matter?;   state matters
    3. An approximate amount or extent.
      1. I stayed for a matter of months. ‎
    4. OBS The essence; the pith; the embodiment.
      1. OBS Inducing cause or reason, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing.
        1. OBS Pus.
        2. VerbSGmattersPRmatteringPT, PPmattered
          1. VI To be important.
            1. The only thing that matters to Jim is being rich.
            2. Sorry for pouring ketchup on your clean white shirt! - Oh, don't worry, it does not matter.
          2. VT (obsolete outside dialects) To care about, to mind; to find important.
            1. To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • I think it is overstating matters to say that an hour online is spending all night on the computer.
                • I think it's safe to say that no matter which position one takes on it, breathplay is considered edgeplay.
                • He's like me brother, but twas too serious a matter to keep to meself,” John said, heavyheartedly.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • The General Assembly authorized the Council to take up the matter.
                • You can certainly trust me to keep my lips sealed about the matter.
                • We hope someday she and her mother will come to terms on the matter.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
                    Related Links:
                    1. fr matter
                    2. en matters
                    3. en matter-of-fact
                    4. fr mattera
                    5. en mattery
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Grammatically, this word "matter" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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