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material meaning

EN[məˈtɪɹiəl] [məˈtɪəɹɪəl]
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WMaterial
  • Material is a broad term for the (chemical) substance, or a mixture of substances that constitute a thing. See:-
  • Materials science, a physical science
  • Raw material
  • Biomaterial
  • Textile, sometimes referred to as "material"
  • Composite material
  • Material may also refer to:
  • Materiality (disambiguation)
  • Materials a peer reviewed, open access, scientific journal
  • Materiel, commercial or military equipment and supplies
  • Material (chess)
  • in arts and entertainment
  • The Material, a rock music band from San Diego, California

    Definition of material in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmaterialsSUF-ial
    1. Matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.
      1. Asphalt, composed of oil and sand, is a widely used material for roads. ‎
    2. Text written for a specific purpose.
      1. We were a warm-up act at the time; we didn't have enough original material to headline. ‎
    3. A sample or specimens for study.
      1. Cloth to be made into a garment.
        1. You'll need about a yard of material to make this. ‎
      2. A person who is qualified for a certain position or activity.
        1. John Doe is a great governor, and I also believe he is presidential material. ‎
      3. Related data of various kinds, especially if collected as the basis for a document or book.
        1. Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.
      4. The substance that something is made or composed of.
        1. As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.
    4. VerbSGmaterialsPRmateriallingPT, PPmaterialled
      1. OBS VT To form from matter; to materialize.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore materialSUPmost material
        1. Having to do with matter; consisting of matter.
          1. This compound has a number of interesting material properties.
        2. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual.
          1. Don't let material concerns get in the way of living a happy life.
        3. (law, accounting) Significant.
          1. You've made several material contributions to this project.
          2. This is the most material fact in this lawsuit.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The storekeeper was expected to account for any material removed.
          • Dead inflorescences and infructescences are well worth collecting if no fresh material is available or if fresh material is only sufficient for a unicate or one duplicate.
          • If you plan to teach this material to children, you may need to water it down.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Materials that can be deformed by photoirradiation are not unknown, but generally consist of polymer films and gels and are rather slow-acting.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The inside of a valve has whetted parts constructed of corrosion resistant material.
          • Schnetter obtained the unialgal isolate from this material.
          • I geocode my customers' addresses to provide them with more relevant promotional material.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              5. en materialize
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of material for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "material" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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