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adjective material pronunciation in American English /məˈtɪriəl/

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  1. 1
    important enough to notice or to have an effect
    This situation will continue unless there is a material change in conditions.
    material to: Any information material to the patient’s decision should be revealed.
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      legal used about things or people that are important in a legal case
      A bag containing ammunition was the only material evidence.
  2. 3
    [only before noun] relating to things such as money and possessions that affect your physical life rather than your thoughts or emotions
    State officials enjoy more material rewards than other sectors.

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