Material thing

A material thing is something that is made up of matter, which includes all substances that have mass and occupy space.

  • Material things include objects, living organisms, and even intangible things such as sound or light, which are considered material because they are made up of particles.
  • An attribute of an object is called a property if it can be measured or observed through the senses (e.g. its colour, size, weight, odour, taste, and location).
  • Objects can be identified or characterized through their properties, which manifest themselves in various ways.
  • These manifestations often exhibit consistent patterns, indicating that there is a underlying cause or mechanism that governs the properties.