substância

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See also: substancia and substància

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin substantia (substance, essence), from substāns, present active participle of substō (stand under; exist), from sub + stō (stand). Doublet of sustância and [[sustança<t:sustenance>#Portuguese|sustança<t:sustenance>]].

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /su.bisˈtɐ̃.si.ɐ/ [su.bisˈtɐ̃.sɪ.ɐ], (faster pronunciation) /su.bisˈtɐ̃.sjɐ/, /subsˈtɐ̃.si.ɐ/ [subsˈtɐ̃.sɪ.ɐ], (faster pronunciation) /subsˈtɐ̃.sjɐ/
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /su.biʃˈtɐ̃.si.ɐ/ [su.biʃˈtɐ̃.sɪ.ɐ], (faster pronunciation) /su.biʃˈtɐ̃.sjɐ/, /subʃˈtɐ̃.si.ɐ/ [subʃˈtɐ̃.sɪ.ɐ], (faster pronunciation) /subʃˈtɐ̃.sjɐ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /subsˈtɐ̃.si.a/ [subsˈtɐ̃.sɪ.a], (faster pronunciation) /subsˈtɐ̃.sja/, /su.bisˈtɐ̃.si.a/ [su.bisˈtɐ̃.sɪ.a], (faster pronunciation) /su.bisˈtɐ̃.sja/

  • Hyphenation: subs‧tân‧ci‧a

Noun[edit]

substância f (plural substâncias)

  1. substance; physical matter
    Synonym: matéria
  2. substance (the essential part of anything)
    Synonyms: conteúdo, essência
  3. (of an idea or concept) the power to influence others or to be groundbreaking
    Synonym: força

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