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English definition of “material”

material

noun [C/U] (INFORMATION)   /məˈtɪr·i·əl/
information used when writing something such as a book , or information produced to help people or to advertise products : [U] He is working in the library gathering material for the article he is writing.
(Definition of material noun (INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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