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matters

noun
plural of matter

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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matters

verb
present tense third-person singular of matter

Synonyms of matters (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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matter-of-factly

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matters of course

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“Matters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/matters. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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