material

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
material

Plural
materials

  1. (countable & uncountable) Material is the things or ideas that are used in making or doing something.
    The raw materials for the goods are mostly imported from Canada.
    After the earthquake, it took a long time to rebuild because the building materials were often unavailable.
    He spent a year researching and gathering material before writing the book.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
material

Comparative
more material

Superlative
most material

  1. (usually before the noun) Material things are things in the real world, often money.
  2. (formal) If something is material, it is big and important.

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