material noun

  • 1material — ► NOUN 1) the matter from which something is or can be made. 2) items needed for doing or creating something. 3) cloth or fabric. ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of or referring to physical objects rather than ideas or spirit. 2) important; essential;… …

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  • 2material — ma‧te‧ri‧al [məˈtɪəriəl ǁ ˈtɪr ] noun [countable usually plural] something you need to make or do something: • A shortage of building materials compounded escalating costs. ˌraw maˈterial MANUFACTURING a substance that is used to make a product:… …

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  • 3material fact — maˌterialˈfact noun 1. [countable] INSURANCE any fact which, by law, you must tell an insurance company when you buy insurance from them 2. [countable] FINANCE any fact which, by law, a company must tell people when a document giving information… …

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  • 4material — noun 1》 the matter from which a thing is or can be made.     ↘items needed for an activity.     ↘a person of a specified quality or suitability: he s not really Olympic material. 2》 information or ideas for use in creating a book, performance, or …

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  • 5material fallacy — noun : a reasoning that is unsound because of an error concerning the subject matter of an argument compare formal fallacy * * * material fallacy noun (philosophy) A fallacy in the matter or thought, rather than in the logical form • • • Main… …

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  • 6material alteration — noun (law) A deliberate alteration (of date, amount, etc) to a bill of exchange, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑material …

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  • 7material distinction — noun The distinction between individuals of the same species • • • Main Entry: ↑material …

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  • 8material evidence — noun Evidence tending to prove or to disprove the matter under judgement • • • Main Entry: ↑material …

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  • 9material fact — noun Any fact known to a potential insurant which might influence the provision of an insurance contract and which he or she is therefore obliged to disclose • • • Main Entry: ↑material …

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  • 10material implication — noun An implication as defined in classical propositional logic, leading to the truth of paradoxes of implication such as Q (P P), to be read as any proposition whatsoever is a sufficient condition for a true proposition . Syn: material… …

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  • 11material conditional — noun A conditional statement in the indicative mood. A implies B is a material conditional. Syn: conditional, if then …

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  • 12material resource — noun assets in the form of material possessions • Hypernyms: ↑assets • Hyponyms: ↑wealth, ↑riches …

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  • 13material fact — noun a) A fact essential to make a case or a defense, or the absence of which negates a case or defense. b) A fact that might alter a persons decision to buy a property or change the terms and price a buyer is willing to accept …

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  • 14material breach — noun a) a breach of contract sufficiently serious to destroy the contract b) a breach of a treaty which releases other parties from any obligation under it …

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  • 15material logic — noun The branch of logic that focuses on the content of reasoning …

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  • 16material support — noun (in the context of support for terrorism) Any property, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safe houses, false documentation or… …

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