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substance

substance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word substance

Definition
(noun) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
Example Sentence
  • DNA is the substance of our genes

Definition
(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Definition
(noun) the idea that is intended
Synonyms : meaning
Example Sentence
  • What is the meaning of this proverb?

Definition
(noun) material of a particular kind or constitution
Example Sentence
  • the immune response recognizes invading substances

Definition
(noun) considerable capital (wealth or income)
Synonyms : means
Example Sentence
  • he is a man of means

Definition
(noun) what a communication that is about something is about
Synonyms : content , message , subject matter

Definition
(noun) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
Example Sentence
  • shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man

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