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material

  

      n  
1    the substance of which a thing is made or composed; component or constituent matter  
raw material     
2    facts, notes, etc., that a finished work may be based on or derived from  
enough material for a book     
3    cloth or fabric  
4    a person who has qualities suitable for a given occupation, training, etc.  
that boy is not university material     
      adj  
5    of, relating to, or composed of physical substance; corporeal  
6      (Philosophy)   composed of or relating to physical as opposed to mental or spiritual substance  
the material world     
7    of, relating to, or affecting economic or physical wellbeing  
material ease     
8    of or concerned with physical rather than spiritual interests  
9    of great import or consequence  
of material benefit to the workers     
10    often foll by: to   relevant  
11      (Philosophy)   of or relating to matter as opposed to form  
12      (Law)   relevant to the issue before court: applied esp. to facts or testimony of much significance  
a material witness        (See also)        materials  
     (C14: via French from Late Latin materialis, from Latin materia matter)  
  materialness      n  


material implication  
      n     (Logic)  
1    the truth-functional connective that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences and assigns the value false to it only when its antecedent is true and its consequent false, without consideration of relevance; loosely corresponds to the English if ... then  
2    a compound sentence formed with this connective  
material mode  
      n     (Philosophy)   the normal use of language that refers to extra-linguistic subjects without explicit mention of the words themselves. Fido is a dog is in the material mode, while ``Fido'' is a dog's name is in the formal mode  
   See also       use       18  
raw material  
      n  
1    material on which a particular manufacturing process is carried out  
2    a person or thing regarded as suitable for some particular purpose  
raw material for the army     
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n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
something that you say which means you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials
n.
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
n.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
n.
someone who does not use high-technology items or services on a daily basis
[Slang] "Amish" is the name of a religious group arisen in the 16th century, that resists modern world's changes (including technology, fashion etc.)
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons

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