Noun: material mu'teer-ee-ul
Adjective: material mu'teer-ee-ul
- The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material";
- 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"
- Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
"she measured off enough material for a dress";
- fabric, cloth, textile
- Things needed for doing or making something
"writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
- A person judged suitable for admission or employment
"he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
- Concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
"material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
- Derived from or composed of matter
"the material universe"
- 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"
- Concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
"material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"
- Having material or physical form or substance
"that which is created is of necessity material and visible and tangible";
- Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
"the material world";
- substantial, real
Derived forms: materials
See also: bodied, bodily, corp. [informal], corporal, corporality, corporate [archaic], corporeality, crucial, embodied, incarnate, materiality, physical, physicalness, reincarnate, secular, solidness, substantiality, substantialness, temporal, worldly
Type of: applicant, applier, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], equipment, info, information, substance