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[n]
[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"
[adj] 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
[adj] derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
[adj] having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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
[adj] concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"

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