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'material' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'material'
1. concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
material possessions
material wealth
material comforts
2. derived from or composed of matter
the material universe
3. directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
his support made a material difference
evidence material to the issue at hand
facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts
a material witness
4. concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
material needs
the moral and material welfare of all good citizens
5. having material or physical form or substance
6. having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

'material' - used as a noun
7. the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
coal is a hard black material
8. information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography
9. things needed for doing or making something
writing materials
useful teaching materials
10. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
she measured off enough material for a dress
11. a person judged suitable for admission or employment
he was university material
she was vice-presidential material
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    Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake. - Click here to find out.
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    A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat.