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Definitions of matter:

  • noun:   (used with negation) having consequence
    Example: "They were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
  • noun:   a vaguely specified concern
    Example: "Several matters to attend to"
  • noun:   a problem
    Example: "Is anything the matter?"
  • noun:   written works (especially in books or magazines)
    Example: "He always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
  • noun:   that which has mass and occupies space
    Example: "An atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
  • noun:   some situation or event that is thought about
    Example: "It is a matter for the police"
  • verb:   have weight; have import, carry weight
    Example: "It does not matter much"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13712)


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