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English definition of “material”

material

noun [C] (PHYSICAL THING)   /məˈtɪr·i·əl/
a type of physical thing, such as wood, stone, or plastic, having qualities that allow it to be used to make other things: a hard/soft material The sculpture was made of various materials, including steel, copper wire, and rubber.
(Definition of material noun (PHYSICAL THING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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