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Mass

Fundamental property of matter, independent of location.
1. Physical quantity which can be ascribed to any material object and which gives a measure of its quantity of matter.
2. Property of a body that results in its inertia to change in its state of motion, as well as its attraction to other bodies (gravitation).
3. One of the seven base quantities of the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit of mass is the kilogram (kg).