Translation of "material" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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materialnoun

uk /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ us /məˈtɪr.i.əl/

material noun (PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE)

B2 [ C ] a physical substance that things can be made from

材料,原料
building materials, such as stone 建筑材料,如石头
Crude oil is used as the raw (= basic) material for making plastics. 原油被用作制造塑料的原料。

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material noun (INFORMATION)

B1 [ C or U ] information used when writing something such as a book, or information produced in various forms to help people or to advertise products

素材;资料
I'm in the process of collecting material for an article that I'm writing. 我正在为所写的一篇文章收集素材。

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material noun (CLOTH)

B1 [ C or U ] cloth that can be used to make things such as clothes

布,织物,料子
How much material will you need to make the skirt? 做这条裙子你需要多少布料?

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material noun (EQUIPMENT)

materials B1 [ plural ]

equipment that you need for a particular activity

用具,设备
"Do we need any writing materials?" "Only a pen and a pencil." “我们需要什么文具吗?”“只要一只钢笔和一只铅笔就行。”
teaching materials 教具

materialadjective

uk /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ us /məˈtɪr.i.əl/

material adjective (PHYSICAL)

relating to physical objects or money rather than emotions or the spiritual world

物质的;实体的
the material world 物质世界
Material wealth never interested her. 物质财富从未引起过她的兴趣。

material adjective (IMPORTANT)

formal important or having an important effect

重要的,重大的;实质性的
If you have any information that is material to the investigation, you should state it now. 如果你掌握了对这次调查很重要的什么线索,现在就应该说出来。

(Translation of “material” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)