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From Latin materia (matter, stuff, material), derivative of Latin mater (mother).

Singular
matter

Plural
countable and uncountable; matters

matter (countable and uncountable; plural matters)

  1. (physics) The basic structural component of the universe. Matter usually has mass and volume.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001.
      Parmenides seems to fasten on that which is one in definition, Melissus on that which is one in matter,
  2. (physics) Non-antimatter matter.
  3. A kind of substance.
    vegetable matter
  4. A reason for concern; being amiss.
    What's the matter?
  5. A situation.
    a trivial matter
  6. A cause.
    a matter for concern
  7. (neurology) Gray and white matter are the two nerve tissue types that comprise the brain and spinal cord.


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