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Definitions of material:
  • noun:   things needed for doing or making something
    Example: "Writing materials"
  • noun:   information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    Example: "The archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
  • noun:   a person judged suitable for admission or employment
    Example: "He was university material"
  • noun:   the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    Example: "Coal is a hard black material"
  • noun:   artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    Example: "She measured off enough material for a dress"
  • adjective:   directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
    Example: "His support made a material difference"
  • adjective:   concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
    Example: "Material needs"
  • adjective:   concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
    Example: "Material possessions"
  • adjective:   derived from or composed of matter
    Example: "The material universe"
  • adjective:   having material or physical form or substance
  • adjective:   having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

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