Dictionary definition for: Material
6. (a) directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference" "evidence material to the issue at hand" "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts" "a material witness"
8. (n) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"
11. (a) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world" "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical" "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
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