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Overview of noun substance

The noun substance has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (17) substance

(the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes")

2. (2) kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty

(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")

3. (2) meaning, substance

(the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")

4. substance

(material of a particular kind or constitution; "the immune response recognizes invading substances")

5. means, substance

(considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means")

6. message, content, subject matter, substance

(what a communication that is about something is about)

7. substance

(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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