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Maiter is a puirly defined term in science. The term haes aften been uised in reference tae a substance (aften a pairticle) that haes rest mass. Anither wey o uisin the wird 'maiter' is luisely as a general term for the substance that maks up aw observable pheesical objects.[1][2]


  1. R. Penrose (1991). "The mass of the classical vacuum". In S. Saunders, H.R. Brown. The Philosophy of Vacuum. Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 0-19-824449-5. 
  2. "Matter (physics)". McGraw-Hill's Access Science: Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Online. Retrieved 2009-05-24.