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Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In medieval philosophy, the stuff underlying all material existence before it is determined and actualized by form (q.v.). The Schoolmen applied this Aristotelian concept to sacramental...

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Matter of fact a fact as distinct from an opinion or conjecture.

mind over matter the use of willpower to overcome physical problems. The expression is recorded from the early 19th...

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matter

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

a matter of form a point of correct procedure.

a matter of life and death: see life.

mind over

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Andrew Belsey.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 648 words.

‘What is matter?—Never mind. What is mind?—No matter’. This Victorian joke has some substance to it, in that it draws

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Kathrin Koslicki.

in Form, Matter, Substance

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 17345 words.

This chapter examines the question of how hylomorphists should conceive of the matter composing concrete particular objects. It considers three conceptions of matter: the traditional...

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in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

matter of fact a fact as distinct from an opinion or conjecture.

mind over matter the use of willpower to overcome physical problems. The expression is recorded from the early 19th...

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Matters

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 50 words.

1. English: variant of Matter.

2. English: probably a metonymic occupational name for a mattress maker or seller, from

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 96 words.

attar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 94 words.

attar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter,

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Henry Burmester.

in The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

January 2001; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 1123 words.

The word ‘matter’ is used in Chapter III of the Constitution in the provisions defining the jurisdiction of the High

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Rose-Mary Sargent.

in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 718 words.

The concept of matter in modern science arose in response to theories originally formulated in ancient Greece. The Greeks thought

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Richard L. Gregory.

in The Oxford Companion to the Mind

January 2004; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 141 words.

The distinction between mind and matter is as old as philosophy and as controversial. Both are ultimately mysterious. On the

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Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 166 words.

Variants: Matters

Current frequencies: GB 61, Ireland 1 • GB frequency 1881: 13 • Main GB location 1881: Lancs

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in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

what matters is what works efficient operation is an indication of value; modern saying, late 20th century.

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in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 110 words.

Any material that takes up space. Ordinary matter is made up of atoms, which are combinations of electrons,

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Matter

Joseph Pilsner.

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

April 2006; p ublished online May 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 14256 words.

Aquinas sometimes says that matter specifies a human action, and frequently uses ‘matter’ as an alternative term for ‘object’. He does not hold that all matter can determine a human...

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Victoria pitts-taylor.

in Mattering

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 7228 words.

This chapter situates feminist work on matter and mattering in its larger intellectual and biopolitical context, and also highlight some of the endogenous concerns feminists bring to the...

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Alexander Kazhdan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 252 words.

(ὕλη). The problem of the relationship between God and matter was important for both philosophers and theologians—heretical and orthodox—during the

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

The phrase no matter who is sometimes affected by the confusion affecting whom, leading to mistaken formulations such as But no matter whom the manufacturer, a general purpose lens is...

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Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

That which occupies space, possessing size and shape, mass, movability, and solidity (which may be the same as impenetrability). Its nature was historically one of the great subjects of...

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Michael Potter.

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. 6074 words.

This chapter shows that when Wittgenstein arrived in Cambridge, Russell was at a transitional point in his work. The text of Principia Mathematica had been delivered to the publisher in...

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