Definition of Conservation of matter
1. Noun. A fundamental principle of classical physics that matter cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system.
Generic synonyms: Conservation
Lexicographical Neighbors of Conservation Of Matter
Literary usage of Conservation of matter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"The Principle of the Conservation of Matter.—Thia principle states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. The total amount of matter in the ..."
2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1892)
"The law of causality and the law of the conservation of matter and energy are purely formal, they are not sense-impressions and do not contain any sensory ..."
3. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1898)
"The conservation of matter. — The sum of the masses of the component parts of a compound substance is equal to the mass of the compound. ..."
4. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"THE conservation of matter. Whatever may be the relative efficiency of different types of protoplasm as storers of energy and creators of living matter, ..."
5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"Dr. J. illustrates the importance of the change in our views regarding the union and conservation of matter and force by the phenomena of inflammation, ..."