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  • 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
  • having material or physical form or substance
    • that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible - Benjamin Jowett
  • 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
  • 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
  • derived from or composed of matter
    • the material universe
  • concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
    • material possessions
    • material wealth
    • material comforts
  • a person judged suitable for admission or employment
    • he was university material
    • she was vice-presidential material
  • things needed for doing or making something
    • writing materials
    • useful teaching materials
  • artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress
  • 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
  • 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
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