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noun     material pronunciation in British English
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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, film, 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 suitable for a particular job or situation

    He wasn’t really officer material.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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