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Synonyms for material

that from which things are or can be made

things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose

the basic substance or essential elements of character that qualify a person for a specified role

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composed of or relating to things that occupy space and can be perceived by the senses

of or preoccupied with material rather than spiritual or intellectual things

related to the matter at hand

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the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

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things needed for doing or making something

a person judged suitable for admission or employment

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concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

derived from or composed of matter

directly relevant to a matter especially a law case

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concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being

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having material or physical form or substance

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having substance or capable of being treated as fact

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References in classic literature ?
Of my materials I have but little to say They may be chiefly found in the singular Anglo-Norman MS.
The view that seems to me to reconcile the materialistic tendency of psychology with the anti-materialistic tendency of physics is the view of William James and the American new realists, according to which the "stuff" of the world is neither mental nor material, but a "neutral stuff," out of which both are constructed.
In what way are schools going to help the people to improve their material position?
The other, after a conscientious effort to build a terrestrial paradise out of the same materials, with the addition of a "grave and stately stork," spoils it all by blundering upon the ghastly truth at the last.
But a careful analysis of these descriptions will show that the materials of which they are formed are not individually beautiful and can not be wrought into combinations that are beautiful.
Nevertheless Lebrun went on copying the materials and ornaments with the closest fidelity - a process which Aramis watched with ill-concealed impatience.
If we had a pattern of the materials, for example, and with time, and a better light - "
She led the way into a sort of parlor behind the "bar," placed writing materials on the table, looked at my companion as only one woman can look at another under certain circumstances, and left us by ourselves.
I said nothing; my eyes confessed my admiration; the writing materials lay untouched before me on the table.
A WISE and illustrious Writer of Fables was visiting a travelling menagerie with a view to collecting literary materials.
She was ready to accept any thing proposed, provided the writing materials were supplied first.
A sum of between eighty and ninety pounds in Bank of England notes; a few simple articles belonging to the toilet; materials for needle-work; and a photographic portrait of a young lady, inscribed, "To Anne, from Blanche," were found in the bag--but no letters, and nothing whatever that could afford the slightest clew by which the owner could be traced.
Hence we are to derive that universal contempt which the world, who always denominate the whole from the majority, have cast on all historical writers who do not draw their materials from records.
All these uses are supplied by learning; for nature can only furnish us with capacity; or, as I have chose to illustrate it, with the tools of our profession; learning must fit them for use, must direct them in it, and, lastly, must contribute part at least of the materials.
The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.