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material
/ mE5tIErIEl; mE`tIrIEl/ n 1 [C, U] substance or things from which sth else is or can be made; thing with which sth is done ; : raw materials for industry, eg iron ore, oil, etc * building materials, eg bricks, timber, sand * writing materials, eg pens, paper, ink * We use high-quality raw material for our goods. . * (fig ) He is not officer material, ie will not become a good officer. . 2 [U, C] fabric; cloth ; : enough material to make two dresses * tough cotton material * We sell the best materials. . 3 [U] facts, information, etc to be used in writing a book, as evidence, etc , : She's collecting material for a newspaper article. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53
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material
/ mE5tIErIEl; mE`tIrIEl/ adj 1 [attrib ] composed of or connected with physical substance rather than the mind or spirit ; : the material world . 2 [attrib ] of bodily comfort; of physical needs ; : our material needs, eg food and drink * You think too much of material comforts. . Cf spiritual 1. 3 ~ (to sth) (esp law ) important; essential; relevant ; ; : material evidence * The witness held back material facts, ie ones that might influence a decision. . * Is this point material to your argument? ?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53
material
/ mE5tIErIEl; mE`tIrIEl/ adj 1 [attrib ] composed of or connected with physical substance rather than the mind or spirit ; : the material world . 2 [attrib ] of bodily comfort; of physical needs ; : our material needs, eg food and drink * You think too much of material comforts. . Cf spiritual 1. 3 ~ (to sth) (esp law ) important; essential; relevant ; ; : material evidence * The witness held back material facts, ie ones that might influence a decision. . * Is this point material to your argument? ?
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53

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