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material material definition

material


 
  Grep  of  noun  material 
  abrasive  material 
  absorbent  material 
  adhesive  material 
  adsorbent  material 
  animal  material 
  bedding  material 
  building  material 
  coloring  material 
  colouring  material 
  combustible  material 
  composite  material 
  contrast  material 
  covering  material 
  fencing  material 
  insulating  material 
  material 
  material  body 
  material  breach 
  material  possession 
  material  resource 
  material  witness 
  materialisation 
  materialism 
  materialist 
  materiality 
  materialization 
  materials  handling 
  packing  material 
  paving  material 
  photographic  material 
  piece  of  material 
  plant  material 
  promotional  material 
  radioactive  material 
  raw  material 
  reading  material 
  roofing  material 
  sealing  material 
  sorbent  material 
  upholstery  material 
  waste  material 
  waste  of  material 
  written  material 
 
  Overview  of  noun  material 
 
  The  noun  material  has  5  senses  (first  5  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (448)  material,  stuff  --  (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") 
  2.  (242)  material  --  (information  (data  or  ideas  or  observations)  that  can  be  reworked  into  a  finished  form  "the  archives  provided  rich  material  for  a  definitive  biography") 
  3.  (66)  material  --  (things  needed  for  doing  or  making  something  "writing  materials";  "useful  teaching  materials") 
  4.  (34)  fabric,  cloth,  material,  textile  --  (artifact  made  by  weaving  or  felting  or  knitting  or  crocheting  natural  or  synthetic  fibers) 
  5.  (4)  material  --  (a  person  judged  suitable  for  admission  or  employment;  "he  was  university  material";  "she  was  vice-presidential  material") 
 
  Overview  of  adj  material 
 
  The  adj  material  has  6  senses  (first  4  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (5)  material  --  (concerned  with  worldly  rather  than  spiritual  interests;  "material  possessions";  "material  wealth";  "material  comforts") 
  2.  (4)  material  --  (derived  from  or  composed  of  matter;  "the  material  universe") 
  3.  (1)  material  --  (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") 
  4.  (1)  material  --  (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) 
  5.  corporeal,  material  --  (having  material  or  physical  form  or  substance;  "that  which  is  created  is  of  necessity  corporeal  and  visible  and  tangible"  -  Benjamin  Jowett) 
  6.  substantial,  real,  material  --  (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) 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  material 
 
  6  senses  of  material 
 
  Sense  1 
  material 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  worldly)  ->  unworldly 
 
  Sense  2 
  material  (vs.  immaterial) 
 
  immaterial  (vs.  material),  nonmaterial 
  =>  intangible,  nonphysical 
 
  Sense  3 
  material  (vs.  immaterial) 
 
  immaterial  (vs.  material) 
 
  Sense  4 
  material 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  physical)  ->  mental 
 
  Sense  5 
  corporeal  (vs.  incorporeal),  material 
 
 
  Sense  6 
  substantial  (vs.  insubstantial),  real,  material 
 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  material 
 
  6  senses  of  material 
 
  Sense  1 
  material 
  =>  worldly  (vs.  unworldly) 
 
  Sense  2 
  material  (vs.  immaterial) 
  =>  physical,  tangible,  touchable 
  =>  physical 
  Also  See->  substantial#3,  real#8,  material#6 
 
  Sense  3 
  material  (vs.  immaterial) 
  =>  crucial,  relevant 
 
  Sense  4 
  material 
  =>  physical  (vs.  mental) 
 
  Sense  5 
  corporeal  (vs.  incorporeal),  material 
  =>  bodily 
  =>  bodied,  corporal,  corporate,  embodied,  incarnate 
  =>  reincarnate 
  Also  See->  bodied#1 
 
  Sense  6 
  substantial  (vs.  insubstantial),  real,  material 
  Also  See->  material#2 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  material 
 
  3  of  6  senses  of  material 
 
  Sense  2 
  material  (vs.  immaterial) 
  =>  materiality,  physicalness,  corporeality 
 
  Sense  5 
  corporeal  (vs.  incorporeal),  material 
  =>  materiality,  physicalness,  corporeality 
 
  Sense  6 
  substantial  (vs.  insubstantial),  real,  material 
  =>  substantiality,  substantialness 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  material 
 
  material  used  as  an  adjective  is  common  (polysemy  count  =  6) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  material 
  immaterial 
  material 
  materialistic 
  nonmaterial 
 
  Overview  of  noun  material 
 
  The  noun  material  has  5  senses  (first  5  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (448)  material,  stuff  --  (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") 
  2.  (242)  material  --  (information  (data  or  ideas  or  observations)  that  can  be  reworked  into  a  finished  form  "the  archives  provided  rich  material  for  a  definitive  biography") 
  3.  (66)  material  --  (things  needed  for  doing  or  making  something  "writing  materials";  "useful  teaching  materials") 
  4.  (34)  fabric,  cloth,  material,  textile  --  (artifact  made  by  weaving  or  felting  or  knitting  or  crocheting  natural  or  synthetic  fibers) 
  5.  (4)  material  --  (a  person  judged  suitable  for  admission  or  employment;  "he  was  university  material";  "she  was  vice-presidential  material") 
 
  Overview  of  adj  material 
 
  The  adj  material  has  6  senses  (first  4  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (5)  material  --  (concerned  with  worldly  rather  than  spiritual  interests;  "material  possessions";  "material  wealth";  "material  comforts") 
  2.  (4)  material  --  (derived  from  or  composed  of  matter;  "the  material  universe") 
  3.  (1)  material  --  (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") 
  4.  (1)  material  --  (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) 
  5.  corporeal,  material  --  (having  material  or  physical  form  or  substance;  "that  which  is  created  is  of  necessity  corporeal  and  visible  and  tangible"  -  Benjamin  Jowett) 
  6.  substantial,  real,  material  --  (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) 



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