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State of matter   /steɪt əv mˈætər/   Listen
State of matter

(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container).  Synonym: state.

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"State of matter" Quotes from Famous Books

... already been stated, the visible universe must have its doom, must end as it began, by consisting of a single mass of matter; but is there not a more primitive state of matter than the matter such as we know it? Yes; and the so-called ether is that matter. It is unlike any of the forms of matter which we can weigh and measure. It is in some respects like unto a fluid, and in some ...
— Was Man Created? • Henry A. Mott

... certain powder, Hoku informed me, which, when burnt in their presence, transforms them from the rarefied, or semi-spiritual, condition to the state of matter. The ghost, so to speak, is precipitated into and becomes a material shape which can easily be disposed of. In this state it is confined and allowed to disintegrate slowly where it can cause ...
— Humorous Ghost Stories • Dorothy Scarborough

Words linked to "State of matter" :   gaseous, liquidness, state, solidness, chemistry, liquidity, liquid state, solid state, form, solid, phase, chemical science, chemical phenomenon, gas, gaseous state, liquid, plasma

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