1. matter-of-fact concerned with practical matters
  2. matter of fact a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact
  3. as a matter of fact in reality or actuality
  4. butterfly effect the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
  5. matter of law a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
  6. letter-perfect correct to the last detail
  7. aftereffect any result that follows its cause after an interval
  8. mother figure a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
  9. artifact a man-made object
  10. Master of Fine Arts a master's degree in fine arts
  11. artefact a man-made object taken as a whole
  12. matter of course an inevitable ending
  13. matter-of-course expected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome
  14. mother-of-pearl the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
  15. butterfat the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
  16. motor vehicle a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
  17. mattress pad a protective pad over a mattress to protect it
  18. batter-fried fried in batter
  19. Metternich Austrian statesman (1773-1859)
  20. de facto existing, whether with lawful authority or not