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  Definition of substance
  1. that which has mass and occupies space; "an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter"
  2. the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
  3. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor''s argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
  4. what a communication that is about something is about
  5. considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
  6. the stuff of which an object consists
Similar Words: matter, meaning, kernel, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty, message, content, subject matter, means

 

Hyponyms: food, nutrient, ballast, bedding material, bedding, litter, body substance, protoplasm, living substance, drift, grinding, sediment, deposit, material, stuff, ylem, dark matter, antimatter, micronutrient, philosopher's stone, precursor, phlogiston, allergen, assay, pyrogen, pyrectic, mixture, hydrocolloid, adulterant, adulterator, atom, chemical element, element, propellant, propellent, denaturant, activator, inhibitor, ferment, substrate, carcinogen, compound, chemical compound, foamentation, fuel, medium, culture medium, humectant, inoculant, inoculum, jelly, leaven, leavening, fluid, sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze, system, refrigerant, residue, lysin, poison, poisonous substance, chemical irritant, antigen, solid, solute, solvate, volatile, emanation, essence, ligand, metabolite, vegetable matter, significance, import, implication, tenor, strain, undertone, undercurrent, reference, denotation, extension, connotation, bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, haecceity, quintessence, body, corker, reminder, request, petition, postulation, memorial, latent content, subject, topic, theme, digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis, meaning, signification, nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum, drivel, garbage, acknowledgment, acknowledgement, refusal, information, info, guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, commitment, dedication, approval, commendation, disapproval, respects, disrespect, discourtesy, interpolation, insertion, statement, wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness, opinion, view, instruction, proposal, offer, offering, submission, entry, narrative, narration, story, tale, promotion, publicity, promotional material, packaging, sensationalism, shocker, pocketbook, wherewithal

 

Derivational Morphology: mean, intend, signify, stand for, summate

 

Language Translations:
Danish: substans   Dutch: substantie  
Finnish: aine   French: substance  
German: Substanz   Greek: ουσία  
Japanese: sc=Jpan   Latvian: viela  
Norwegian: substans   Polish: substancja  
Portuguese: substância   Russian: вещество  
Swedish: ämne   Telugu: పదార్థము  
Turkish: madde  
 
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