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

Translation of material in Spanish:


  • 3 uncountable 3.1 (for book, show etc)
    Example sentences
    • Her spiky style and confident handling of the source material creates a book which is more of a literary event than a quiet read.
    • Singletons might use it as a dating agency, novelists as material for a book, market researchers as the easiest way to corner unsuspecting prey.
    • But, after a considerable amount of said hanging about, he accumulated enough material to write a book.
    Example sentences
    • The long-player will mix original material with traditional songs and is due out late next month.
    • The seven-piece outfit perform Tex-Mex classics, Spanish songs and original material.
    • The ensemble often draws its material from narrative folk songs.
    3.2 (potential, quality) this is bestseller material
    este es un bestseller en potencia
    she's champion material
    tiene madera de campeona
    he's not college material
    no tiene madera de estudiante universitario
    no tiene aptitudes para estudios superiores


  • 1 (worldly, physical)
    material damage
    daños (masculine plural) materiales
    Example sentences
    • We agreed with the firm that in failing to obtain a vet's report, he had breached an important and material condition of the policy.
    • It will give auditors a better understanding of what is of material significance to the banks' regulator.
    • If there's no disputing about taste, there's also no disputing some of the material consequences of taste.
  • 2 (important, relevant)
    de peso
    to be material to something
    ser esencial a algo
    Example sentences
    • The situation in the crisis alters almost by the hour but as at Wednesday morning I will try and give you an update of matters that are material.
    • In this case the following matters are particularly material.
    • The Defendants had a legitimate interest in drawing attention to matters which were material in one or other of these two statutory purposes.
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