ASL Sign Language Dictionary

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How to sign: that which has mass and occupies space
"an atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter";

matter in ASL Watch how to sign matter in American Sign Language
matter - Elemental ASL Concepts
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Matter in ASL Watch how to sign Matter in American Sign Language
Matter - ASL Philosophy Resource
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Similiar / Same: matter

Categories: entity

Within this category: food, ballast, bedding material, body substance, protoplasm, drift, grinding, sediment, material, ylem, dark matter, antimatter, micronutrient, philosopher's stone, precursor, phlogiston, allergen, assay, pyrogen, mixture, hydrocolloid, adulterant, atom, chemical element, propellant, denaturant, activator, inhibitor, ferment, substrate, carcinogen, compound, element, foamentation, fuel, medium, culture medium, medium, humectant, inoculant, jelly, leaven, fluid, fluid, sludge, system, refrigerant, residue, lysin, poison, chemical irritant, antigen, solid, solute, solvate, volatile, emanation, essence, ligand, metabolite, vegetable matter


How to sign: 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";

Essence in ASL Watch how to sign Essence in American Sign Language
Essence - ASL Philosophy Resource
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Substance in ASL Watch how to sign Substance in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: nitty-gritty, inwardness, heart and soul, essence, gist, pith, nub, meat, kernel, core, sum, marrow, center, heart

Categories: content, cognitive content, mental object

Within this category: bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

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