Definition of MATTER

a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition) <that is not relevant to the matter under discussion>
something to be dealt with <we must take care of this matter before it becomes a real problem>
Synonyms affair, business, thing
Phrases ball of wax
something that requires thought and skill for resolution <I've been thinking about the matter all night, and I believe I have a solution>
Antonyms answer, solution
an approximate amount, extent, or degree <a simple meal that can be prepared in a matter of 20 to 30 minutes>
Synonyms matter, tune, vicinity
Related Words ballpark; nearness, proximity

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