It is an odd myth that rainbows aren't matter. Rainbows are created by water vapor or mist and are analogous to clouds. They are very much physical. The light refracted by a rainbow isn't physical but the light reflected by any object isn't physical. Fire is a visible chemical reaction that is physically composed of gases and hot solids. This is matter. The light and heat produced by a fire aren't matter. However, saying that this means fire isn't matter is like saying that human's aren't matter because the heat or sound we create isn't matter.A clock is matter but time isn't. Data is considered intangible but only exists on physical data storage devices. This is an important distinction as it maps to the question of whether AI, video games, digital media, software, digital services and digital experiences are based on the physical or are fully intangible.Antimatter is viewed as a type of matter.Things that are composed of matter can also have intangible aspects. For example, a human has numerous intangible qualities such as character traits or emotions.
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Elements (i.e. periodic table of the elements)
|Definition||Any physical entity that has mass and takes up space.|
|Also Known As||Tangible ThingPhysical Thing|
|Opposite Of||Non-matterIntangible ThingsEnergy|