Meaning of substance

Definition of substance

(noun) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances"
considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
what a communication that is about something is about
the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

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