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MATERIAL





Definition:

  1. [noun] the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
    Synonyms: stuff

  2. [noun] 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. [noun] things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"

  4. [noun] artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
    Synonyms: fabric, cloth, textile

  5. [noun] a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"

  6. [adjective] concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"

  7. [adjective] derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"

  8. [adjective] 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"

  9. [adjective] concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt

  10. [adjective] having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
    Synonyms: corporeal

  11. [adjective] having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
    Synonyms: substantial, real

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