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Substance (IPA: /ˈsəbstəns/)


Substance (n.)

That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence.

Substance (n.)

The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.

Substance (n.)

Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.

Substance (n.)

Material possessions; estate; property; resources.

Substance (n.)

Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Substance (v. t.)

To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.

Substance

Basic ontological concept

Substance

Any composed matter whose origin is either biological, chemical, or mineral

Substance

Album by the band Joy Division

Substance

Electronica music artist

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Album by Blank & Jones

Example Sentence (Quote)

" the gravity of a substance depends not on the amount of its weight, but on its nature." - Vitruvius

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The mandate approved by the EU] will preserve the substance of the constitutional treaty." - Lisbon Treaty

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And the substance out of which this bubble is blown, the soap-film, is empty space welded onto empty time." - James Jeans

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow." - Aesop

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Blood: A red substance believed to be capable of supporting life but which in a theatrical drama invariably indicates death." - Peter Greenaway


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