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Main Entry: matter
Synonyms:
activities, activity, ado, affair, affairs, air, ambition, amount, amount to something, amplitude, annoyance, anxiety, argument, article, aspect, aspiration, atom, atomic particles, atoms, autograph, bag, basis, be featured, be prominent, be somebody, be something, being, besetment, body, bother, brainchild, brute matter, building block, bulk, burden, business, calling, can of worms, carry weight, case, cause, chapter, chemical element, chyle, circumstance, colostrum, commerce, complication, component, composed matter, composition, computer printout, concern, concernment, condition, consequence, consideration, constituent, content, context, copy, core, count, cut ice, cut some ice, datum, dead matter, detail, difficulty, dilemma, disadvantage, discharge, distillate, distillation, document, doing, draft, earth, edited version, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, elixir, employ, employment, engrossment, enigma, enterprise, entity, episode, essay, essence, essentials, event, evil, extent, fabric, facet, fact, factor, fair copy, fester, festering, fiction, final draft, finished version, fire, first draft, flimsy, focus of attention, focus of interest, force, function, fundamental particle, get top billing, gist, gleet, goal, great ado, grievance, ground, guiding light, guiding star, head, headache, heading, heart, holograph, humor, hyle, hypostasis, ichor, ideal, implication, import, importance, incident, incidental, inconvenience, individual, inspiration, instance, intention, interest, issue, item, job, kernel, labor, lachryma, lactation, letter, leukorrhea, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, live matter, living issue, lodestar, lookout, lucubration, lymph, magnitude, main point, mainspring, manuscript, marrow, mass, material, material world, materiality, matter in hand, mattering, mean, meaning, meaningfulness, measure, measurement, meat, medium, milk, minor detail, minutia, minutiae, molecule, moment, monad, motif, motive, mucor, mucus, natural world, nature, neighborhood, nonfiction, nub, numbers, object, occasion, occupation, occurrence, opus, order, original, paper, parchment, particular, peccant humor, peck of troubles, penscript, phlegm, physical world, piece, piece of writing, pith, play, plenum, poem, point, point at issue, point in question, predicament, principle, printed matter, printout, problem, proceeding, production, purport, purulence, pus, puzzle, quandary, quantity, quantum, question, quintessence, range, rankle, rankling, reading matter, reason, recension, regard, respect, rheum, ripen, rubric, run, running, sake, saliva, sanies, sap, score, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, sea of troubles, second draft, sense, serous fluid, serum, service, significance, signification, signify, situation, snot, soul, source, spirit, spring, stand out, standing matter, star, strength, stuff, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, substratum, sum, sum and substance, suppurate, suppuration, sweat, tangible, tear, teardrop, tell, text, the four elements, the whites, the written word, theme, thing, to-do, topic, transaction, transcript, transcription, trouble, tune, typescript, ulterior motive, undertaking, unit of being, upset, upshot, urine, version, vicinity, vocation, water, weep, weigh, weight, whole, work, worry, writing
 
Main Entry: back matter
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PS, Parthian shot, acknowledgments, addendum, afterthought, appendix, article, back, bastard title, bibliography, book, catch line, catchword, chapter, chorus, clause, coda, codicil, colophon, conclusion, consequence, contents, contents page, continuance, continuation, copyright page, dedication, double take, dying words, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, envoi, epilogue, errata, fascicle, flyleaf, folio, follow-through, follow-up, fore edge, foreword, front matter, gathering, half-title page, head, imprint, index, inscription, introduction, last words, leaf, makeup, number, page, paragraph, parting shot, passage, peroration, phrase, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, preface, preliminaries, recto, refrain, reverso, running title, second thought, section, sentence, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequelant, sequent, sequitur, sheet, signature, subscript, subtitle, suffix, supplement, swan song, table of contents, tag, tail, text, title, title page, trim size, type page, verse, verso
 
Main Entry: foul matter
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Main Entry: front matter
Synonyms:
acknowledgments, anteriority, article, avant-propos, back, back matter, bastard title, bibliography, bold front, book, brave face, brave front, breakthrough, catch line, catchword, chapter, clause, colophon, contents, contents page, copyright page, dedication, display, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, errata, exordium, facade, face, facet, facia, fascicle, flyleaf, folio, fore, fore edge, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front man, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, gathering, half-title page, head, heading, imprint, index, innovation, inscription, introduction, lap, leaf, leap, makeup, number, obverse, overture, page, paragraph, passage, phrase, postulate, preamble, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminaries, preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, priority, proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologue, proscenium, protasis, recto, reverso, running title, section, sentence, sheet, signature, subtitle, table of contents, tail, text, title, title page, trim size, type page, verse, verso, voluntary, window dressing
 
Main Entry: gray matter
Synonyms:
Vernunft, afferent neuron, arachnoid, arbor vitae, archipallium, autonomic nervous system, axon, bean, between brain, brain, brain stem, brains, central nervous system, cerebellar hemispheres, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, cerebrospinal fluid, cerebrum, conception, convolution, corpus callosum, corpus striatum, craniosacral nervous system, dendrite, diencephalon, discourse of reason, discursive reason, dura mater, effector organ, efferent neuron, encephalon, endbrain, esprit, fissure, folia, forebrain, fornix, frontal lobe, ganglion, glial cells, globus pallidus, gyrus, head, headpiece, hindbrain, hippocampus, hypothalamus, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculty, intelligence, internuncial neuron, lenticular nucleus, limbic lobe, little brain, lobe, mantle, medulla oblongata, medullary sheath, meninges, mens, mental capacity, mentality, mesencephalon, metencephalon, midbrain, mind, myelencephalon, neopallium, nerve, nerve trunk, nervous system, neuron, noddle, noggin, noodle, nous, occipital lobe, optic chiasm, organ of thought, pallium, parietal lobe, pate, peripheral nervous system, pia mater, pineal body, pituitary body, plexus, pons, power of reason, psyche, ratio, rationality, reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, reticular system, rhombencephalon, sconce, seat of thought, sensation, sensorium, sensory, sensory area, sensory cell, smarts, solar plexus, spinal cord, subthalamus, synapse, telencephalon, temporal lobe, thalamus, thoracolumbar nervous system, understanding, ventricle, vermis, white matter, wit
 
Main Entry: matter of fact
Synonyms:
absolute fact, accepted fact, actual fact, admitted fact, adventure, axiom, bald fact, bare fact, brutal fact, circumstance, cold fact, conceded fact, datum, demonstrable fact, empirical fact, episode, established fact, event, experience, fact, fact of experience, given fact, hap, happening, happenstance, hard fact, incident, indisputable fact, inescapable fact, matter-of-factness, naked fact, not guesswork, not opinion, occasion, occurrence, particular, phenomenon, plain, plainness, positive fact, postulate, prosaicism, prosaicness, prosaism, prose, prosiness, provable fact, reality, salient fact, self-evident fact, significant fact, simple fact, sober fact, stubborn fact, the case, the nitty-gritty, turn of events, undeniable fact, unimaginativeness, well-known fact
 
Main Entry: minor matter
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a little thing, hardly anything, inessential, insignificancy, marginal matter, matter of indifference, mere nothing, naught, nihility, no great matter, nothing, nothing in particular, nothing to signify, nullity, paltry affair, peu de chose, rien du tout, scarcely anything, technicality, thing of naught
 
Main Entry: no matter what
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God forbid, anything soever which, au contraire, by no means, far from it, in no case, in no respect, in no wise, never, nohow, not at all, noway, noways, on no account, on no condition, quite the contrary, to the contrary, under no circumstances, what, whatever, whatsoever, whichever
 
Main Entry: printed matter
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advance sheets, advertising matter, article, autograph, brainchild, composition, computer printout, copy, document, draft, edited version, engrossment, essay, fair copy, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, holograph, letter, letterpress, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, lucubration, manuscript, matter, nonfiction, opus, original, paper, parchment, penscript, piece, piece of writing, play, poem, printout, production, reading matter, recension, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, text, the written word, transcript, transcription, typescript, version, work, writing
 
Main Entry: reading matter
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advance sheets, advertising matter, article, autograph, brainchild, composition, computer printout, copy, document, draft, edited version, engrossment, essay, fair copy, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, holograph, letter, letterpress, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, lucubration, manuscript, matter, nonfiction, opus, original, paper, parchment, penscript, piece, piece of writing, play, poem, printed matter, printout, production, recension, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, text, the written word, transcript, transcription, typescript, version, work, writing
 
Main Entry: subject matter
Synonyms:
argument, basis, burden, case, chapter, concern, essence, focus of attention, focus of interest, gist, head, heading, issue, living issue, main point, matter, matter in hand, meat, motif, motive, point, point at issue, point in question, problem, question, rubric, subject, subject of thought, substance, text, theme, topic
 
Main entries similar to: matter
activity, ado, affair, affairs, air, ambition, amount, amplitude, annoyance, anxiety, argument, article, aspect, aspiration, atom, autograph, bag, basis, being, bother, brainchild, building block, bulk, burden, business, calling, carry weight, case, cause, chapter, chemical element, commerce, component, composition, concern, consideration, constituent, copy, core, count, crux, data, datum, detail, disadvantage, discharge, distillate, distillation, document, doing, down-to-earth, draft, draught, draughtsman, draughty, earth, element, elementary particle, elixir, employ, employment, enterprise, entity, episode, essay, essence, evil, extent, fabric, facet, fact, factor, fester, festering, fiction, fire, first draft, force, function, gist, gleet, goal, ground, guiding light, guiding star, head, headache, heading, heart, holograph, humor, hypostasis, ichor, ideal, import, importance, incidental, inconvenience, individual, inspiration, instance, intention, interest, issue, item, job, kernel, labor, lactation, letter, literature, lodestar, lookout, lucubration, lymph, magnitude, main point, mainspring, manuscript, marrow, mass, material, materiality, measure, measurement, meat, medium, milk, minutiae, molecule, monad, motif, motive, MS, mucus, natural world, nature, neighborhood, nonfiction, nub, nubbin, numbers, object, occupation, occurrence, opus, order, original, paper, parchment, particular, penscript, phlegm, piece, pith, play, plenum, poem, point, principle, printed matter, printout, problem, proceeding, production, project, purport, purulence, pus, quantum, question, quintessence, range, rankle, reading matter, reason, recension, regard, respect, rheum, ripen, rubric, run, running, sake, saliva, sap, score, scrip, script, scroll, sense, serum, service, signify, snot, soul, source, spirit, spring, stand out, star, strength, stroke, stuff, subject, subject matter, substance, substratum, sum, suppurate, sweat, tangible, tear, teardrop, tell, text, theme, thing, topic, transaction, transcript, transcription, trouble, tune, typescript, undertaking, urine, version, vicinity, vocation, water, weep, weigh, whole, work, worry, writing