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condensed matter

noun
1.
(physics)
  1. crystalline and amorphous solids and liquids, including liquid crystals, glasses, polymers, and gels
  2. (as modifier): condensed-matter physics
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  • In the process of contraction, portions of the condensed matter of the nebula would be left behind.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
Contemporary definitions for condensed matter
noun

in science, matter in which atoms and molecules interact closely with each other, as liquids and solids

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