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matter-of-course

[mat-er-uh v-kawrs, –kohrs]

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adjective

  1. occurring or proceeding in or as if in the logical, natural, or customary course of things; expected or inevitable.

  2. accepting things as occurring in their natural course, or characterized by an acceptance of things as such: to be matter-of-course in confronting the difficulties of existence.
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Origin of

matter-of-course

First recorded in 1830–40

matter of course

noun
  1. something that follows in logical, natural, or customary sequence or that is treated as such: After such reprisals, war followed as a matter of course.
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Origin of matter of course

First recorded in 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for matter-of-course

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  • Perhaps something in his matter-of-course way displeased her.

    Deserted

    Edward Bellamy

  • She received his approaches as a matter-of-course, without diffidence, without a blush.

    Monte-Cristo's Daughter

    Edmund Flagg

  • Eleanor accepted him as a matter-of-course; that was Eleanors way.

    Three Little Women's Success

    Gabrielle E. Jackson

  • His voice was matter-of-course, but his look said she was magnificent.

    Ainslee's magazine, Volume 16, No. 3, October, 1905

    Various

  • When they do speak of them, it is almost always in a “matter-of-course” way.

    Charities and the Commons: The Pittsburgh Survey, Part I: The People

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for matter-of-course

matter of course

noun
  1. an event or result that is natural or inevitable
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adjective

matter-of-course

  1. (usually postpositive) occurring as a matter of course
  2. accepting things as inevitable or natural

    a matter-of-course attitude

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Meaning of “as a matter of course” in the English Dictionary

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as a matter of course

C1 If something is done as a matter of course , it is a usual part of the way in which things are done and is not special :

Safety precautions are observed as a matter of course .

Thesaurus: synonyms and related words

Habitual and customary

  • accustomed

  • all in a day’s work idiom

  • as a (general) rule idiom

  • as per usual/normal idiom

  • be par for the course idiom

  • mechanical

  • more

  • more often than not idiom 1

  • natural

  • naturally

  • need

  • nine

  • prevail

  • pro forma

  • regulation

  • rule

  • surprise

  • surprise, surprise idiom

  • trad

  • usu

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(Definition of “as a matter of course” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “as a matter of course”

 

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  • in Chinese (Simplified)

  • (作為)理所當然的事, (當作)常規…

  • (作为)理所当然的事, (当作)常规…

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  • as (if) to the manner born idiom

  • as a (general) rule idiom

  • as a last resort idiom

  • as a matter of course idiom
  • as a matter of fact idiom

  • as a whole idiom

  • as against idiom

  • as American as apple pie idiom 1

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