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Spanish translation of “material”


noun /məˈtiəriəl/
anything out of which something is, or may be, made
Tables are usually made from solid material such as wood.
cloth I’d like three metres of blue woollen material. materially adverb to a great or important extent
sensiblemente, considerablemente
Circumstances have changed materially.
materialize verb ( materialise) (of something expected or hoped for) to happen I don’t think her plans will materialize. to take solid or bodily form She claims that the ghost materialized in front of her. materialization noun ( materialisation)
(Definition of material from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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