Associations to the word «Material»


MATERIAL, adjective. Having to do with matter; consisting of matter.
MATERIAL, adjective. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual.
MATERIAL, adjective. (law) (accounting) Significant.
MATERIAL, noun. ​Matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.
MATERIAL, noun. ​Text written for a specific purpose.
MATERIAL, noun. ​A sample or specimens for study.
MATERIAL, noun. ​Cloth to be made into a garment.
MATERIAL, noun. ​A person who is qualified for a certain position or activity.
MATERIAL, noun. ​Related data of various kinds, especially if collected as the basis for a document or book.
MATERIAL, noun. The substance that something is made or composed of.
MATERIAL, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To form from matter; to materialize.
MATERIAL BREACH, noun. (legal) a breach of contract sufficiently serious to destroy the contract
MATERIAL BREACH, noun. A breach of a treaty which releases other parties from any obligation under it
MATERIAL BREACHES, noun. Plural of material breach
MATERIAL CAUSE, noun. (philosophy) (natural science) The stuff or matter of which something is made.
MATERIAL CONDITIONAL, noun. A conditional statement in the indicative mood.
MATERIAL FACT, noun. (legal) A fact essential to make a case or a defense, or the absence of which negates a case or defense.
MATERIAL FACT, noun. (legal) (real estate law) A fact that might alter a person's decision to buy a property or change the terms and price a buyer is willing to accept.
MATERIAL FACT, noun. (legal) (insurance law) A fact that might alter an insurer's decision to agree to provide insurance to a person or alter the terms and conditions or the rate of premium on a policy.
MATERIAL HERESIES, noun. Plural of material heresy
MATERIAL HERESY, noun. (Roman Catholicism) An opinion that is objectively contradictory to the teachings of the Church, and as such heretical, but which is uttered by a person without the subjective knowledge of its being so.
MATERIAL IMPLICATION, noun. (logic) An implication as defined in classical propositional logic, leading to the truth of paradoxes of material implication such as \(Q \vdash P \to Q\), to be read as "any proposition whatsoever is a sufficient condition for a true proposition".
MATERIAL LOGIC, noun. The branch of logic that focuses on the content of reasoning.
MATERIAL NOUN, noun. A noun that refers to a substance
MATERIAL SCIENCE, noun. Alternative form of materials science
MATERIAL SCIENCES, noun. Plural of material science
MATERIAL SUPPORT, noun. (US) (legal) (in the context of support for terrorism) Any property, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safe houses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel, and transportation, except medicine or religious materials
MATERIAL WITNESS, noun. (legal) A person with information alleged to be material concerning a criminal proceeding, and who therefore may be detained to insure their participation in such a proceeding.
MATERIAL WITNESSES, noun. Plural of material witness

Dictionary definition

MATERIAL, noun. 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".
MATERIAL, noun. 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".
MATERIAL, noun. 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".
MATERIAL, noun. Things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials".
MATERIAL, noun. A person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material".
MATERIAL, adjective. Concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts".
MATERIAL, adjective. Derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe".
MATERIAL, adjective. 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".
MATERIAL, adjective. 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.
MATERIAL, adjective. Having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett.
MATERIAL, adjective. 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.

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.