substância

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin substantia (substance, essence), from substāns, present active participle of substō (stand under; exist), from sub + stō (stand). Cognate of sustância, sustança (sustenance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌsubs.ˈtɐ̃.si.a/, /ˌsubs.ˈtɐ̃.sja/, /ˌsu.bis.ˈtɐ̃.si.a/, /ˌsu.bis.ˈtɐ̃.sja/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /subʃ.ˈtɐ̃.sjɐ/
  • Hyphenation: subs‧tân‧ci‧a

Noun[edit]

substância f (plural substâncias)

  1. substance; physical matter
  2. substance (the essential part of anything)
  3. (of an idea or concept) the power to influence others or to be groundbreaking

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