material

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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 a 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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