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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] materia (matter, stuff, material), derivative of Latin mater (mother).

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Noun

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matter

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s

matter (s)
  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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Verb

Infinitive
to matter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to matter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To be important.
    The only thing that matters to Jim is being rich.
    Sorry for pouring ketchup on your clean white shirt! - Oh, don't worry, it does not matter.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To care about, to mind; to find important.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 47:
      Besides, if it had been out of doors I had not mattered it so much; but with my own servant, in my own house, under my own roof [...]

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