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According to WordNet, the adjective "material" has 6 sense(s).

302577734 concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts".

301779193 concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being; "material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt.

300626800 derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe".

301487627 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".

300625393 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.

300629997 having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett.


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