matter

Introduction

matter, anything that has mass and occupies space. Matter is sometimes called koinomatter (Gr. koinos =common) to distinguish it from antimatter, or matter composed of antiparticles .

Sections in this article:

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Physics

Browse by Subject

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.