material

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/məˈtɪəriəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/məˈtɪriəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mə tērē əl)


WordReference English Collocations © 2020

material

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [teaching, learning, education, academic, class, school] material
  2. [building, construction, production, chemical, waste, raw] material
  3. [writing, painting, sewing, decorating] materials
  4. [use, adapt, stay true to, respect] the source material
  5. [buy, sell, distribute, purchase, source] (raw) materials
  6. [convert, treat, recycle] (raw) materials
  7. buy material to make a [dress, hat, costume]
  8. made (out) of [soft, thick, flimsy, fleecy] material
  9. source material for a [blog, book, report, documentary]
  10. need new material for my [art, writing]
  11. the raw materials from which [paper, plastic] is made
  12. the [article, song, photography] is copyrighted material
  13. she's certainly [college, graduate, acting] material
  14. the basic material of [humans, animals, insects, anti-freeze]
  15. material for [teaching, building]
adj
  1. is [part of, in] the material world
  2. your material possessions
  3. has material needs
  4. [yearn, long] for material comforts
  5. has material knowledge about
  6. material [evidence]
  7. their material existence
  8. material engineering (degree)
  9. the Material Sciences
  10. [poses, is] a material question
  11. [facts, information, evidence, a witness] material to the [case, investigation]
  12. is material to my [plan, goals]
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