American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Matter that emits little or no detectable radiation of its own, postulated to account for gravitational forces observed on astronomical objects and to be part of the missing mass.
- n. astronomy Particles of matter that cannot be detected by their radiation but whose presence is inferred from gravitational effects.
- n. (cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the universe; it is invisible (does not absorb or emit light) and does not collide with atomic particles but exerts gravitational force
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