Quantity of matter

in a body, its mass, as determined by its weight, or by its momentum under a given velocity.
- Wharton (Law Dict.

See also: Quantity

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The tendency of all bodies to approach one another with a strength proportion to the quantity of matter they contain -- the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength of their tendency to approach one another.
Q1 - Jessica Brown Findlay In physics, which term represents the quantity of matter in a body?
Stephen Boughn from Haverford College in Pensylvannia and Tony Rothman from Princeton University in New Jersey highlighted the role played by Hasenohrl in establishing the proportionality between the energy (E) of a quantity of matter with its mass (m) in a cavity filled with radiation.
Regarding the first, briefly, the answer seems to be that the one unique, efficient, and total divine decree did in fact create for all time the principle of noncontradiction, the axioms of mathematics, the eternally conserved total quantity of matter and motion (about which, below), and the laws of nature.
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Mass is a quantity of matter [3], and the inertia of motion is solely dependent upon the mass.
The objects are raising new questions about the structure of the solar system, the quantity of matter in the universe, the origins of comets and the nature of planets.
He had established the principle of the conservation of mass: "Nothing is created in the operations either of art or of Nature, and it can be taken as an axiom that in every operation an equal quantity of matter exists both before and after the operation."
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The quantity of matter present is almost negligible.
In 1931, Austrian physicist Paul Ehrenfest observed that someone holding a piece of metal or stone should be "astonished that this quantity of matter should occupy so large a volume."