Translation of "material" - English-Traditional 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 建築材料,如石頭
Crude oil is used as the raw (= basic) material for making plastics. 原油是製造塑膠的原料。

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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;資料;材料
I'm in the process of collecting material for an article that I'm writing. 我正在為所寫的一篇文章搜集資料。

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material noun (CLOTH)

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

布,織物,布料
How much material will you need to make the skirt? 做這條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,設備
"Do we need any writing materials?" "Only a pen and a pencil." 「我們需要甚麼文具嗎?」「只要一枝鋼筆和一枝鉛筆就行。」
teaching materials 教材

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

物質的;實體的
the material world 物質世界
Material wealth never interested her. 物質財富從未引起過她的興趣。

material adjective (IMPORTANT)

formal important or having an important effect

重要的,重大的;實質性的
If you have any information that is material to the investigation, you should state it now. 如果你有與這次調查有關的任何重要線索,現在就應該說出來。

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