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Hello sir

Sir why everything around us is called matter.

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Hello Apsara,

Go to this site for the etymology of matter.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=matter

Well, we could just use the word "everything". But some might say that everything includes thought, ideas, morals, etc. Instead of matter, we could say "animal, vegetable, and/or mineral - or parts thereof". But some might ask "which of those includes hydrogen and other gasses?"

Perhaps other languages have a word you would like better for what we mean by matter. English has adopted many words from other languages.
http://www.englishleap.com/vocabulary/foreign-language-words
http://www.krysstal.com/borrow.html
I suggest that you might want to research the possibility of borrowing a word from another language that might suit the meaning of matter better than matter.

I hope this helps,
Steve

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I would be delighted to help with questions up through the first year of college Physics. Particularly Electricity, Electronics and Newtonian Mechanics (motion, acceleration etc.). I decline questions on relativity and Atomic Physics. I also could discuss the Space Shuttle and space flight in general.

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I have a BS in Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering. I am retired now. My professional career was in Electrical Engineering with considerable time spent working with accelerometers, gyroscopes and flight dynamics (Physics related topics) while working on the Space Shuttle. I gave formal classroom lessons to technical co-workers periodically over a several year period.

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BS Physics, North Dakota State University
MS Electrical Engineering, North Dakota State University

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