material

US /məˈtɪriəl/

UK /məˈtɪəriəl/

A2

noun

  • Cloth; fabric
  • Supplies or data needed to do a certain thing
  • Substance from which a thing is made of

adjecitve

  • Relevant; (of evidence) important or significant
  • Belonging to the world of physical things

Examples

The letter were used as source material in this new biography.

Prisoners were not allowed writing materials.