material - definition and synonyms


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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. 2
    [only before noun] relating to the physical world that people experience directly, rather than to the world of the imagination or thoughts

    the material universe

  3. 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.

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