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British English: /məˈtɪərɪəl/
American English: /məˈtɪriəl/

Translation of material in Arabic:


  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود
    مادّة (plural: مَوادُّ)
    to collect material on a topic
    جَمَعَ مادّةَ المَوْضوعِ
    to prepare teaching/publicity material
    جَمَعَ مَوادَّ تَدْريسٍ \ إعْلاناتٍ
  • 2 uncountable/غير معدود
    مادّة (plural: مَوادُّ)
    radioactive material
    مادّة مُشِعّة
  • 3 uncountable/غير معدود
    curtain/dress material
    قُماش سِتارةٍ \ فُسْتانٍ
    3 metres of material
    3 أَمْتارٍ من القُماشِ
  • 4 uncountable/غير معدود
    he's officer/management material
    هو مَشْروعُ ضابِطٍ \ مُديرٍ واعِدٍ

also: materials plural noun/جمع

  • (basic elements)
    artist's materials
    مَوادّ فَنّانٍ
    building materials
    مَوادّ بِناءٍ
    raw materials
    مَوادّ خام


  • 1
    (real) (assistance, change, effect)
    the storm caused material damage
    تَسَبَّبَت العاصِفةُ في خَسائِرَ ماديّةٍ
  • 2
    (important) (evidence, question)
    she was one of the material witnesses in the case
    كانَتْ واحِدةً من الشُهودِ المُهِمّينَ في القَضيّةِ
  • 3 (concrete)
    (possessions, comfort)
    all his material needs were catered for
    تَمَّ تَلْبِيةُ كُلِّ حاجاتِهِ المادّيّةِ
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