condensed matter

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condensed matter
 
n
physics
 a.  crystalline and amorphous solids and liquids, including liquid crystals, glasses, polymers, and gels
 b.  (as modifier): condensed-matter physics

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Main Entry:  condensed matter
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in science, matter in which atoms and molecules interact closely with each other, as liquids and solids
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