There are 2 translations of material in Spanish:

material1

Pronunciation: /məˈtɪriəl; məˈtɪəriəl/

n

  • 1 1.1 c u (used in manufacturing etc) material (m) building materials materiales para la construcción
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    • Many of the males and a few of the females wear stuff that looks like leather, but most is woven animal fur or plant material of kinds I do not know.
    • It is formed from decomposing underground deposits of organic matter such as decaying plant material.
    • Gas cylinders contain flammable material - the fire extinguishers put out fires.
    1.2
    (materials pl)
    (equipment) material (m) teaching materials material (m) didáctico writing materials artículos (mpl) de escritorio
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    • Any money given to the project will be used toward the purchase of materials for the above activities.
    • Other icons lead to full construction details plus information about materials and tools.
    • Throwing money and materials and implements at the problem is not dealing with the problem.
    1.3 u (people) material (m) humano
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    • He is not teller material or bank material for that matter, but he sure makes me laugh.
  • 2 u c (cloth) tela (f), género (m), tejido (m)
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    • She picked out a plain dress of dark green material and a clean loin cloth.
    • He pretended to dust an imaginary piece of lint from the dark material before returning his gaze to the other man.
    • He had a piece of dark material masking his face and was wearing a black, cotton casual jacket.
  • 3 u 3.1 (for book, show etc) material (m) 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of material in Spanish:

material2

adj

  • 1 (worldly, physical) [gain/profit] material; [needs] material material damage daños (mpl) materiales
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    • When we turn the page of a book, we're aware of a new yet essentially stable material physical space.
    • In many cases, we look to the exterior values, being physical or of a material nature.
    • It is a human invention or creation not of a physical or material kind but of a purely intellectual and ideational kind.
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    • Long before Europeans arrived, it has been suggested, Australia was a prosperous land, with a high material standard of living.
    • Despite the billions he pocketed from running his hedge fund, he maintains greater interest in philosophy than matters material.
    • You are generous and proud in family situations especially regarding material and property matters.
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    • 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) [factor/reason] importante, de peso [evidence] [Law] sustancial to be material to sth ser* esencial a algo
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    • 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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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.