What Are 10 Examples of Things That Are Not Matter?

A rainbow is an optical effect. It does not consist of matter.
A rainbow is an optical effect. It does not consist of matter. J Hakala / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

What are 10 examples of things that are not matter? To answer the question, you need to understand what matter is.

Everything that has mass and takes up space is matter. Ever day, you encounter phenomena that either don't have mass or else don't take up space. They are non-matter. Basically, any type of energy or any abstract concept is an example of something that does not matter.

Things That Are Not Matter

  1. Time
  2. Sound
  3. Sunlight
  4. Rainbow
  5. Love
  6. Thoughts
  7. Gravity
  8. Microwaves
  9. Heat
  10. Memories
  11. Information
  12. Reflections
  13. Energy

Other examples include dreams, magnetism, radio, and hate.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "What Are 10 Examples of Things That Are Not Matter?" ThoughtCo, Apr. 6, 2018, thoughtco.com/examples-of-things-not-matter-608349. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2018, April 6). What Are 10 Examples of Things That Are Not Matter? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/examples-of-things-not-matter-608349 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "What Are 10 Examples of Things That Are Not Matter?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/examples-of-things-not-matter-608349 (accessed May 23, 2018).