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Crux vs. Substance

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Cruxnoun

The basic, central, or essential point or feature.

‘The crux of her argument was that the roadways needed repair before anything else could be accomplished.’;

Substancenoun

Physical matter; material.

Cruxnoun

The critical or transitional moment or issue, a turning point.

Substancenoun

The essential part of anything; the most vital part.

Cruxnoun

A puzzle or difficulty.

Substancenoun

Substantiality; solidity; firmness.

‘Some textile fabrics have little substance.’;

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Cruxnoun

(climbing) The hardest point of a climb.

Substancenoun

Material possessions; estate; property; resources.

‘a man of substance’;

Cruxnoun

(heraldry) A cross on a coat of arms.

Substancenoun

A form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties.

Cruxnoun

Anything that is very puzzling or difficult to explain.

‘The perpetual crux of New Testament chronologists.’;

Substancenoun

Drugs illegal narcotics

‘substance abuse’;

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Cruxnoun

a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

Substancenoun

(theology) Hypostasis.

Cruxnoun

the most important point

Substanceverb

To give substance to; to make real or substantial.

Crux

Crux () is a constellation centred on four stars in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way. It is among the most easily distinguished constellations as its hallmark (asterism) stars each have an apparent visual magnitude brighter than +2.8, even though it is the smallest of all 88 modern constellations.

Substancenoun

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.

‘These cooks, how they stamp, and strain, and grind,And turn substance into accident!’; ‘Heroic virtue did his actions guide,And he the substance, not the appearance, chose.’;

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Substancenoun

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

‘This edition is the same in substance with the Latin.’; ‘It is insolent in words, in manner; but in substance it is not only insulting, but alarming.’;

Substancenoun

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.

Substancenoun

Material possessions; estate; property; resources.

‘And there wasted his substance with riotous living.’; ‘Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,Can not amount unto a hundred marks.’; ‘We are destroying many thousand lives, and exhausting our substance, but not for our own interest.’;

Substancenoun

Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Substanceverb

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

Substancenoun

that which has mass and occupies space;

‘an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter’;

Substancenoun

the stuff of which an object consists

Substancenoun

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’;

Substancenoun

the idea that is intended;

‘What is the meaning of this proverb?’;

Substancenoun

considerable capital (wealth or income);

‘he is a man of means’;

Substancenoun

what a communication that is about something is about

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