What is another word for matter?

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    According to Dictionary.com…

    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    substance
    Synonyms:
    amount, being, body, constituents, corporeality, corporeity, element, entity, individual, material, materialness, object, phenomenon, physical world, protoplasm, quantity, stuff, substantiality, sum, thing
    Antonyms:
    nothing, nothingness, zero
    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    concern, issue
    Synonyms:
    affair, bag, business, circumstance, episode, event, goings-on, incident, job, lookout, nub, occurrence, proceeding, question, shooting match, situation, subject, thing, topic, transaction, undertaking
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    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    subject, thesis
    Synonyms:
    argument, context, focus, head, interest, motif, motive, point, purport, resolution, sense, subject matter, substance, text, theme, topic
    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    significance, meaning
    Synonyms:
    amount, body, burden, consequence, content, core, extent, gist*, import, importance, magnitude, meat, moment, neighborhood, note, order, pith, range, sense, substance, text, tune, upshot, vicinity, weight
    Antonyms:
    insignificance, meaninglessness
    * = informal/non-formal usage

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    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    difficulty, problem
    Synonyms:
    circumstance, complication, distress, grievance, perplexity, predicament, to-do, trouble, upset, worry
    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    secretion of a sore
    Synonyms:
    discharge, infection, maturation, purulence, pus, suppuration, ulceration
    Main Entry:    matter
    Part of Speech:    verb
    Definition:    be of consequence, importance
    Synonyms:
    affect, be important, be of value, be substantive, carry weight, count, cut ice, express, have influence, imply, import, involve, make a difference, mean, mean something, signify, value, weigh
    Main Entry:    amount
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    whole effect
    Synonyms:
    body, burden, core, full value, import, matter, purport, result, sense, significance, substance, thrust, upshot, value
    Notes:    use ‘amount’ with things that cannot be counted but ‘number’ with things that can be counted
    number is regularly used with count nouns, while amount is mainly used with mass nouns: number of mistakes, amount of money
    Main Entry:    article
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    section of document
    Synonyms:
    branch, chapter, clause, detail, division, element, head, heading, item, matter, paragraph, part, passage, piece, point, portion, provision
    Main Entry:    body
    Part of Speech:    noun
    Definition:    bulk; central portion
    Synonyms:
    assembly, basis, bed, box, chassis, core, corpus, crux, essence, frame, fuselage, gist, gravamen, groundwork, hull, main part, majority, mass, material, matter, pith, skeleton, staple, substance, substructure, sum, tenor, total, trunk, whole
    Antonyms:
    nothing, nothingness
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    Maybe “substance”, “body”, “corporeality”, “element”, “material”, “substantiality”, “being”? It is a hard word to replace…

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