Translation of "material" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ us /məˈtɪr.i.əl/

material noun (PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE)

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

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

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

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

"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


uk /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ us /məˈtɪr.i.əl/

material adjective (PHYSICAL)

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

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

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)