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noun material pronunciation in American English /məˈtɪriəl/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] cloth

    Her dress was made of a thin lacy material.

    heavy material for making curtains

  2. 3
    [uncountable] information, ideas, and experiences that you use as the subject of a book, movie, song, etc.

    Newspaper articles are a good source of material for stories.

    1. a.
      an entertainer’s songs, jokes, etc

      The concert will include material from their new album.

  3. 5
    [uncountable] someone who is appropriate for a particular job or situation

    He wasn’t really officer material.



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