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adjective British English pronunciation: material /məˈtɪəriəl/

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  1. 1
    [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.

  2. 3
    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.

    1. a.
      legal used about things or people that are important in a legal case

      A bag containing ammunition was the only material evidence.

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