material


material
material ma‧te‧ri‧al [məˈtɪəriəl ǁ -ˈtɪr-] noun [countable usually plural]
something you need to make or do something:

• A shortage of building materials compounded escalating costs.

ˌraw maˈterial MANUFACTURING
a substance that is used to make a product:

• Crude oil is the basic raw material for styrene.

• They are short of cash to pay for raw materials.

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material UK US /məˈtɪəriəl/ noun
[C or U] a physical substance that things can be made from: »

The cost of labour and materials has risen up to 40% in a short period.

building/construction materials »

The buildings also use recycled building materials and consume less water.

traditional/natural/recycled materials »

There is increasing demand for products made from recycled materials.

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hazardous/toxic/radioactive material

[U or plural] printed documents, books, computer programs, etc. that give information, especially ones intended for a particular purpose: publicity/marketing/promotional material »

According to their publicity material, the new rates are the lowest in the UK.

teaching/training materials »

The video and other training materials were created in-house.

printed/published material »

Some people prefer to receive information face-to-face, rather than through published material.

[U] information used when writing something: »

She gave me a lot of useful material for my presentation.

»

The journalist had been collecting material for an article on the President.

See also BILL OF MATERIALS(Cf. ↑bill of materials), COLLATERAL MATERIAL(Cf. ↑collateral material), DIRECT MATERIALS(Cf. ↑direct materials), RAW MATERIAL(Cf. ↑raw material)
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material UK US /məˈtɪəriəl/ adjective [before noun]
relating to physical objects or money: »

Increased material wealth is delivered by today's economic system.

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He cares more about job satisfaction than material things.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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