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    material - Dictionary definition and meaning for word material

    Definition
    (noun) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    Synonyms : stuff
    Example Sentence
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
    Definition
    (noun) information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    Example Sentence
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography
    Definition
    (noun) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    Synonyms : cloth , fabric , textile
    Example Sentence
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress
    Definition
    (noun) things needed for doing or making something
    Example Sentence
    • writing materials
    • useful teaching materials
    Definition
    (noun) a person judged suitable for admission or employment
    Example Sentence
    • he was university material
    • she was vice-presidential material
    Definition
    (adj) concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
    Example Sentence
    • material possessions
    • material wealth
    • material comforts
    Definition
    (adj) derived from or composed of matter
    Example Sentence
    • the material universe
    Definition
    (adj) directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
    Example Sentence
    • material needs
    • the moral and material welfare of all good citizens
    Definition
    (adj) having material or physical form or substance
    Synonyms : corporeal
    Example Sentence
    • that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible
    Definition
    (adj) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
    Synonyms : real , substantial
    Example Sentence
    • the substantial world
    • a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
    • most ponderous and substantial things
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