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1material/məˈtirijəl/noun
pluralmaterials
1material
/məˈtirijəl/
noun
pluralmaterials
Learner's definition of MATERIAL  
: a substance from which something is made or can be made
[count]
[noncount]
— see also raw material
   b  : 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
2material/məˈtirijəl/adjective
2material
/məˈtirijəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of MATERIAL  
always used before a noun 
: relating to or made of matter : physical
   b  : physical rather than spiritual or intellectual
formal  : having real importance — often + to
— opposite immaterial

— materially

adverb
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