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Mind vs. Matter

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Mindnoun

The ability for rational thought.

‘Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.’;

Matternoun

Substance, material.

Mindnoun

The ability to be aware of things.

‘There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.’;

Matternoun

(physics) The basic structural component of the universe. Matter usually has mass and volume.

Mindnoun

The ability to remember things.

‘My mind just went blank.’;

Matternoun

(physics) Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. (Non-antimatter matter).

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Mindnoun

The ability to focus the thoughts.

‘I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing.’;

Matternoun

A kind of substance.

‘vegetable matter’;

Mindnoun

Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.

‘He was one of history’s greatest minds.’;

Matternoun

Written material (especially in books or magazines).

‘printed matter;’; ‘He always took some reading matter with him on the plane.’;

Mindnoun

Judgment, opinion, or view.

‘He changed his mind after hearing the speech.’;

Matternoun

(philosophy) Aristotelian: undeveloped potentiality subject to change and development; formlessness. Matter receives form, and becomes substance.

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Mindnoun

Desire, inclination, or intention.

‘She had a mind to go to Paris.’; ‘I have half a mind to do it myself.’;

Matternoun

A condition, subject or affair, especially one of concern.

‘What's the matter?;’; ‘state matters’;

Mindnoun

A healthy mental state.

‘I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do herebynb...’; ‘You are losing your mind.’;

Matternoun

An approximate amount or extent.

‘I stayed for a matter of months.’;

Mindnoun

(philosophy) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.

‘The mind is a process of the brain.’;

Matternoun

(obsolete) The essence; the pith; the embodiment.

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Mindverb

To remember.

Matternoun

(obsolete) Inducing cause or reason, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing.

Mindverb

To attend to, concern oneself with, heed, be mindful of.

‘You should mind your own business.’;

Matternoun

(dated) Pus.

Mindverb

(originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by.

‘I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.’;

Matterverb

(intransitive) To be important.

‘The only thing that matters to Jim is being rich.’; ‘Sorry for pouring ketchup on your clean white shirt! - Oh, don't worry, it does not matter.’;

Mindverb

To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.

‘Would you mind my bag for me?’;

Matterverb

To care about, to mind; to find important.

Mindverb

To make sure, to take care (that).

‘Mind you don't knock that glass over.’;

Matterverb

To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

Mindverb

To be careful about.

Matternoun

That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.

‘He is the matter of virtue.’;

Mindverb

Used to make something you have said less strong.

‘I'm not very healthy—I do eat fruit sometimes, mind.’;

Matternoun

That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.

Mindverb

(obsolete) To have in mind; to intend.

Matternoun

That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.

‘Son of God, Savior of men! Thy nameShall be the copious matter of my song.’; ‘Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge.’;

Mindverb

(obsolete) To put in mind; to remind.

Matternoun

That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.

‘To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.’; ‘Some young female seems to have carried matters so far, that she is ripe for asking advice.’;

Mindnoun

The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; - often in distinction from the body.

‘By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills.’; ‘What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires.’; ‘Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.’; ‘The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.’;

Matternoun

Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; - chiefly in the phrases what matter? no matter, and the like.

‘A prophet some, and some a poet, cry;No matter which, so neither of them lie.’;

Mindnoun

The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state;

‘A fool uttereth all his mind.’; ‘Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind.’;

Matternoun

Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.

‘And this is the matter why interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife.’;

Mindnoun

Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.

‘If it be your minds, then let none go forth.’;

Matternoun

Amount; quantity; portion; space; - often indefinite.

‘Away he goes, . . . a matter of seven miles.’; ‘I have thoughts to tarry a small matter.’; ‘No small matter of British forces were commanded over sea the year before.’;

Mindnoun

Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.

Matternoun

Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.

Mindnoun

Courage; spirit.

Matternoun

That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; - opposed to form.

Mindverb

To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.

‘My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play.’;

Matternoun

Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.

‘Waller, with Sir William Balfour, exceeded in horse, but were, upon the whole matter, equal in foot.’;

Mindverb

To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.

‘Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book.’;

Matterverb

To be of importance; to import; to signify.

‘It matters not how they were called.’;

Mindverb

To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.

Matterverb

To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.

Mindverb

To have in mind; to purpose.

‘I mind to tell him plainly what I think.’;

Matterverb

To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.

‘He did not matter cold nor hunger.’;

Mindverb

To put in mind; to remind.

‘He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.’; ‘I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.’;

Matternoun

that which has mass and occupies space;

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

Mindverb

To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.

Matternoun

a vaguely specified concern;

‘several matters to attend to’; ‘it is none of your affair’; ‘things are going well’;

Mindnoun

that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;

‘his mind wandered’; ‘I couldn't get his words out of my head’;

Matternoun

some situation or event that is thought about;

‘he kept drifting off the topic’; ‘he had been thinking about the subject for several years’; ‘it is a matter for the police’;

Mindnoun

recall or remembrance;

‘it came to mind’;

Matternoun

a problem;

‘is anything the matter?’;

Mindnoun

an opinion formed by judging something;

‘he was reluctant to make his judgment known’; ‘she changed her mind’;

Matternoun

(used with negation) having consequence;

‘they were friends and it was no matter who won the games’;

Mindnoun

an important intellectual;

‘the great minds of the 17th century’;

Matternoun

written works (especially in books or magazines);

‘he always took some reading matter with him on the plane’;

Mindnoun

attention;

‘don't pay him any mind’;

Matterverb

have weight; have import, carry weight;

‘It does not matter much’;

Mindnoun

your intention; what you intend to do;

‘he had in mind to see his old teacher’; ‘the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces’;

Matternoun

physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy

‘the structure and properties of matter’;

Mindnoun

knowledge and intellectual ability;

‘he reads to improve his mind’; ‘he has a keen intellect’;

Matternoun

a particular substance

‘faecal matter’; ‘organic matter’;

Mindverb

be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by;

‘I don't mind your behavior’;

Matternoun

written or printed material

‘reading matter’;

Mindverb

be concerned with or about something or somebody

Matternoun

a subject or situation under consideration

‘financial matters’; ‘a great deal of work was done on this matter’;

Mindverb

be in charge of or deal with;

‘She takes care of all the necessary arrangements’;

Matternoun

something which is to be tried or proved in court; a case.

Mindverb

pay close attention to; give heed to;

‘Heed the advice of the old men’;

Matternoun

the present state of affairs

‘we can do nothing to change matters’;

Mindverb

be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;

‘Beware of telephone salesmen’;

Matternoun

the reason for distress or a problem

‘what's the matter?’;

Mindverb

keep in mind

Matternoun

the substance or content of a text as distinct from its style or form.

Mind

The mind is the set of faculties responsible for mental phenomena. Often the term is also identified with the phenomena themselves.

Matternoun

the body of a printed work, as distinct from titles, headings, etc.

Matternoun

the particular content of a proposition, as distinct from its form.

Matterverb

be important or significant

‘it doesn't matter what the guests wear’; ‘what did it matter to them?’;

Matterverb

(of a person) be important or influential

‘she was trying to get known by the people who matter’;

Matterverb

(of a wound) secrete or discharge pus.

Matter

In classical physics and general chemistry, matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space by having volume. All everyday objects that can be touched are ultimately composed of atoms, which are made up of interacting subatomic particles, and in everyday as well as scientific usage, generally includes atoms and anything made up of them, and any particles (or combination of particles) that act as if they have both rest mass and volume.

‘matter’;

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