material  

  • Pronunciation of material: M AH0 T IH1 R IY0 AH0 L (mə'tiriəl)

  • Number of syllables of material: 4

  • Pronunciation Video of material

  • Definition of material

    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (a): 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  
    • (a): derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"  
    • (a): having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett  
    • (a): 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"  
    • (s): 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  
    • (s): concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"  
  • Examples of material

    • I also object to the blanket removal of all the material.  
    • The material was widely interspersed.  
    • It forms the substratum of all material in a non material way.  
    • In use, the chisel is forced into the material to cut the material.  
    • The material is extremely hydrophobic.  
    • What rended the material  
    • The material became deliquescent.  
    • Keep the riot material and also the race material on the Boulder pages  
    • The material debilitated the men.  
    • The chemical material was palpable.  

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