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1 material /məˈtirijəl/ noun
plural materials
1 material
/məˈtirijəl/
noun
plural materials
Learner's definition of MATERIAL
: a substance from which something is made or can be made
[count]
[noncount]
see also raw material
: a substance that has a particular quality
[count]
[noncount]
: something used in doing a particular activity
[count]
usually plural
[noncount]
[noncount] : cloth or fabric
[noncount] : information or ideas
[noncount] : a person who is suited to a particular position or job
2 material /məˈtirijəl/ adjective
2 material
/məˈtirijəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of MATERIAL
always used before a noun
: relating to or made of matter : physical
: physical rather than spiritual or intellectual
formal : having real importance
often + to
opposite immaterial

— materially

adverb
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