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material meaning

[ mə'tiəriəl ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "material""material" in a sentence
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  • Noun: material  mu'ti(u)reeul
    1. The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
      "coal is a hard black material"
      - stuff 
    2. 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" 
    3. 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 
    4. Things needed for doing or making something
      "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials" 
    5. A person judged suitable for admission or employment
      "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
    Adjective: material  mu'ti(u)reeul
    1. Concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
      "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts" 
    2. Derived from or composed of matter
      "the material universe" 
    3. 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" 
    4. Concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
      "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens" 
    5. Having material or physical form or substance
      - corporeal 
    6. 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

    Antonym: immaterial

    Encyclopedia: Material


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, adjective

    noun [C,U]

    BILL OF MATERIALS, COLLATERAL MATERIAL, DIRECT MATERIAL, RAW MATERIAL

    1

    a substance that things can be made from :

    building materials

    (= bricks, sand, glass, etc.)

    recycled materials

    They produce insulating materials for the electrical industry.

    2

    things that are needed in order to do a particular activity:

    cleaning/packaging materials

    3

    written information, ideas, etc. used for a particular purpose:

    The company produces its own training material.

    marketing/promotional materials

    adjective

    1

    connected with physical objects, money, etc:

    He must adapt to changes in his material circumstances.

    OPP NON-MATERIAL

    2

    important:

    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.

Examples
  • The book has been supplemented with new material.
  • This tumor has gelatinous material within it.
  • Lasers can also be used to purify materials.
  • All necessary materials should be on hand.
  • The material must be free of fiber clumps.
  • No material is perfectly transparent.
  • All these waste materials can sell for money.
  • The non-absorbed material is removed.
  • She made a cushion out of odd bits of material.
  • Energy and raw material costs are skyrocketing.
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