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3 entries found for material.
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Main Entry: 1material
Pronunciation: mschwa-primarystresstir-emacron-schwal
Function: adjective
1 : relating to or consisting of matter : PHYSICAL <the material world> <material comforts>
2 a : IMPORTANT 1 <food is material to health> b : RELEVANT <is that information material to the problem?>
3 : physical rather than spiritual or intellectual <material needs>
- materiality /-secondarystresstir-emacron-primarystressal-schwat-emacron/ noun
- materially /-primarystresstir-emacron-schwa-lemacron/ adverb

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