a matter of



  1. in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"
  2. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "were almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees" (同)almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
  3. all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "lets look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her" (同)around
  4. in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "suddenly she turned around" (同)around
  5. in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" (同)around
  6. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone whos been around"; "she sleeps around" (同)around
  7. on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident" (同)astir
  8. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "hes about 30 years old"; "Ive had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party" (同)about, close_to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so
  9. with roughness or violence (`rough is an informal variant for `roughly' (同)rough
  10. with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough" (同)rough
  11. that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
  12. a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well" (同)affair, thing
  13. (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
  14. a problem; "is anything the matter?"
  15. written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
  16. the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet (同)a
  17. the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen (同)type_A, group A
  18. a public promotion of some product or service (同)advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert


  1. …『について』,に関して / 《おもに英》(また,おもに《米》『around』)…『の回りに(を)』,の周囲を(で) / 《おもに英》(また,おもに《米》『around』)…『のあちこちに(で,を)』,に点々と / 《おもに英》(また,おもに《米》『around』)…のあたりに(を),の近くに(near) / …『の身の回りに』,を手もとに / …の身辺に,のどこかに / …に従事して,にかかわって / (また《話》『around』)《時を表す名詞を伴って》だいたい…ころ(に) / (また《米》『around』)『周囲に』 / 《おもに英》(また,おもに《米》『around』)『あちこちに』,点々と / 《おもに英》(また,おもに《米》『around』)あたりに / 《しばしば数詞と共に用いて》『およそ』,約 / (また,おもに《米》『around』)ぐるっと回って,反対の位置(方向)に / 順番に,交互に / 《be動詞の後で》(病気・うわさが)広まって;(人の病気がよくなり)元気に動き回って;(ショーなどが)行われて
  2. おおよそ,だいたい(nearly)
  3. 『手荒く』,乱暴に,ぞんざいに / 『おおよそ』,概略
  4. 〈U〉『物質』,物体(個体・液体のいづれの状態も含む) / 〈U〉《修飾語を伴って》…体,…質,…素 / 〈C〉(論議・関心の的となる)『事柄』,『問題』;(…に関わる)事,(…で決まる)問題《+『of』(まれ『for』)+『名』》 / 〈U〉《the~》(漠然と)(…にとって)困った事,やっかいな事,事故,支障《+『with』+『名』》 / 〈U〉『重大事』,重要性(importance),関心法 / 〈U〉(演説・論文などの)内容《+『of』++『名』》;(演説などの)題材《+『for』+『名』》 / 〈U〉《修飾語を伴って》…郵便物,…印刷物 / 〈U〉(傷口から出る)うみ(pus) / 『重要である』,大切である
  5. 《所有・所属》…『の』,…のものである,…に属する・《材料・要素》…『でできた』,から成る・《部分》…『の』[『中の』] ・《数量・単位・種類を表す名詞に付いて》…の・《原因・動機》…『で』,のために(because of) ・《主格関係》…『の』,による,によって・《目的格関係》…『を』,の・《同格関係》…『という』・《関係・関連》…『についての』[『の』],の点で・《抽象名詞などと共に》…の[性質をもつ] ・《『It is』+『形』+『of』+『名』+『to』 doの形で,ofの後の名詞を意味上の主語として》・《分離》…『から』・《起原・出所》…『から』[『の』](out of) ・《『名』+『of』+『a』(『an』)+『名』の形で》…のような・《『名』+『of』+『mine』(『yours, his』など独立所有格)の形で》…の…・《時》(1)《副詞句を作って》…に《形容詞句を作って》…の・《時刻》《米》…前(to,《米》before)
  6. (…と)『同じくらい』,『同様に』 / 《比較》『…ほど』,『…くらい』,…ように / 《様態・程度》『…のように』,…と同じように / 《時》『…のときに』(when);…の間に,…するうちに(while) / 《話》《原因・理由》『…だから』,…なので / 《譲歩》《文》…だけれども(though) / 《先行する名詞の内容を制限して》『…のような』 / 《先行の,または後続の節の内容を受けて》『それは…だが』,…のように / 《役割・資格・機能などを表して》『…として』 / 《seem,appear,consider,pass,regard,treat,know,think of などの動詞の後で補語の働きをする語の前に置いて》…と[して] / 《前置詞・形容詞・分詞などの前に置いてその意味を限定して》…として[の],…とみなして,…と考えて / たとえば(for instance)
  7. answer / ampere
  8. 《話》広告(advertisementの略)

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English Journal

  • Production of monosaccharides and bio-active compounds derived from marine polysaccharides using subcritical water hydrolysis.
  • Meillisa A1, Woo HC2, Chun BS3.
  • Food chemistry.Food Chem.2015 Mar 15;171:70-7. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.08.097. Epub 2014 Sep 2.
  • Polysaccharides are the major components of brown seaweed, accounting for approximately 40-65% of the total mass. The majority of the brown seaweed polysaccharides consists of alginate (40% of dry matter), a linear hetero-polysaccharides commonly developed in fields. However, depolymerisation of alg
  • PMID 25308644
  • Formation of siliceous sediments in brandy after diatomite filtration.
  • Gómez J1, Gil ML2, de la Rosa-Fox N3, Alguacil M4.
  • Food chemistry.Food Chem.2015 Mar 1;170:84-9. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.08.028. Epub 2014 Aug 17.
  • Brandy is quite a stable spirit but sometimes light sediment appears. This sediment was separated and analysed by IR and SEM-EDX. It was revealed that the sediment is composed mostly of silica and residual organic matter. Silica was present as an amorphous phase and as microparticles. In an attempt
  • PMID 25306320
  • Effects of salinity and salinity-induced augmented bioactive compounds in purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) for possible economical use.
  • Amirul Alam M1, Juraimi AS2, Rafii MY3, Hamid AA4, Aslani F2, Alam MZ5.
  • Food chemistry.Food Chem.2015 Feb 15;169:439-47. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.08.019. Epub 2014 Aug 17.
  • Dry matter (DM), total phenolics, flavonoids, carotenoid contents, and antioxidant activity of 12 purslane accessions were investigated against five levels of salinity (0, 8, 16, 24 and 32dSm(-1)). In untreated plants, the DM contents ranged between 8.0-23.4g/pot; total phenolics contents (TPC) betw
  • PMID 25236249

Japanese Journal

  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in the Heavy Fermion Compound α-YbAlB<sub>4</sub>at High Magnetic Fields
  • スペインと日本の初等美術教育の比較(2) : 工作指導に関わる題材の分析を中心として
  • Structural Domain Switching by Magnetic Fields in RAl<sub>3</sub>C<sub>3</sub>(R = Rare Earth)

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  • prep.
a matter ofapprox.approximatelyaroundas foras toca.circaconcernconcerningregardregardingrelativeroughlywith respect to




aboutapproximatelyroughlya matter of



a matter ofaboutapprox.aroundca.circaroughly




a matter ofaboutapproximatelycoarselycrudely




  • n.
  • 問題
  • a matter of O
  • ~の問題
  • (数量名詞を伴って)(少なさを強調して)ほんの、わずか。
ex. it usualy heals on its own in a matter of weeks.







  • adj.
  • 無光沢の、つや消しの