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matter

noun

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1 a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition)
  • that is not relevant to the matter under discussion

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2 something to be dealt with
  • we must take care of this matter before it becomes a real problem

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3 communications or parcels sent or carried through the postal system
  • first-class matter

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4 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • I've been thinking about the matter all night, and I believe I have a solution

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5 an approximate amount, extent, or degree
  • a simple meal that can be prepared in a matter of 20 to 30 minutes

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matter

verb

Synonyms of matter (Entry 2 of 2)

to be of importance
  • she believes that doing well in school really does matter

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The first known use of matter was in the 13th century

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“Matter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/matter. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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