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v. be important, be significant
n. physical material (as opposed to spiritual); substance of a particular composition and consistency; issue, affair; excreted material; typed or written material; something that has mass and takes up space
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Matter is anything that occupies space and has rest mass (or invariant mass). It is a general term for the substance of which all physical objects consist. Typically, matter includes atoms and other particles which have mass. Mass is said by some to be the amount of matter in an object and volume is the amount of space occupied by an object, but this definition confuses mass and matter, which are not the same. Different fields use the term in different and sometimes incompatible ways; there is no single agreed scientific meaning of the word "matter," even though the term "mass" is better-defined.
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1. that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
(hyponym) food, nutrient
2. a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
(synonym) affair, thing
3. some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
(synonym) topic, subject, issue
(hypernym) content, cognitive content, mental object
(hyponym) blind spot
(derivation) count, weigh
4. a problem; "is anything the matter?"
(hypernym) trouble, problem
5. (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
(hypernym) consequence, import, moment
(derivation) count, weigh
6. written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
(hypernym) writing, written material, piece of writing
1. have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
(synonym) count, weigh
(hyponym) weigh, press
(see-also) matter to, interest
(derivation) topic, subject, issue
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adj. weary, exhausted, weakened, exploited; mat, dull, lusterless, dim, faded; drab, dismal
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adj. washy, languid, languorous, weary, footworn, forworn, tired, all in, all out, mat, matt, frosted, opaque, pale, faint away, dull, dead, dim, dimmish, flat
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