Noun: material mu'ti(u)reeul
Adjective: material mu'ti(u)reeul
- The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material"
- Information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
"the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
- Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
"she measured off enough material for a dress"
- fabric, cloth, textile
- Things needed for doing or making something
"writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
- A person judged suitable for admission or employment
"he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
- Concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
"material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
- Derived from or composed of matter
"the material universe"
- Directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
"his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
- Concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
"material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"
- Having material or physical form or substance
- Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
- substantial, real
Derived forms: materials
See also: bodied, bodily, corporal, corporality, corporate [archaic], corporeality, crucial, embodied, incarnate, materiality, materially, physical, physicalness, reincarnate, secular, solidness, substantiality, substantialness, temporal, worldly
Type of: applicant, applier, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], equipment, info, information, substance
AmE / noun, adjective
■ noun [C,U]
BILL OF MATERIALS, COLLATERAL MATERIAL, DIRECT MATERIAL, RAW MATERIAL
a substance that things can be made from :
(= bricks, sand, glass, etc.)
◆ recycled materials
They produce insulating materials for the electrical industry.
things that are needed in order to do a particular activity:
written information, ideas, etc. used for a particular purpose:
The company produces its own training material.
connected with physical objects, money, etc:
He must adapt to changes in his material circumstances.
The deal will have a material impact on our results.
There are unlikely to be any material changes in our strategy.
materially // adverb:
Their comments have not materially affected our plans.
The court ruled that the firm had issued materially false statements.