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material

noun (EQUIPMENT)    /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ US  /-ˈtɪr.i-/
materials B1 [plural] equipment that you need for a particular activity: "Do we need any writing materials?" "Only a pen and a pencil." teaching materialsThings needed for a task
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