[mat-er-uh v-fakt] /ˈmæt ər əvˈfækt/
adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace:
a matter-of-fact account of the political rally.
direct or unemotional; straightforward; down-to-earth.
also matter of fact, 1570s as a noun, originally a legal term (translating Latin res facti), “that portion of an enquiry concerned with the truth or falsehood of alleged facts,” opposed to matter of law. As an adjective from 1712. Meaning “prosaic, unimaginative” is from 1787. Related: Matter-of-factly; matter-of-factness. German Tatsache is said to be a loan-translation of the English word.
- Matter of opinion
noun 1. a point open to question; a debatable statement
noun, Law. 1. a fact or statement that appears on the record of a court and that can be proved or established by producing such record.
[mat-er] /ˈmæt ər/ noun 1. the substance or substances of which any physical object consists or is composed: the matter of which the earth is made. 2. physical or corporeal substance in general, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, especially as distinguished from incorporeal substance, as spirit or mind, or from qualities, actions, and the like. […]
noun 1. . noun, Physics. 1. a hypothetical wave associated with the motion of a particle of atomic or subatomic size that describes effects such as the diffraction of beams of particles by crystals.