- mater turrita,
- materia alba,
- materia medica,
- material cause,
- material culture,
- material equivalence,
- material implication,
- material mode
Origin of material
Examples from the Web for material
The problem, of course, is that politicized ideas—religious and otherwise—are entangled with material problems.
This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.
The comedian was right to call out Bill Cosby, but his material is littered with jokes about rape.Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape|Rich Goldstein|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While Kalman tends to mine the past for material, she is as irreverent as she is sentimental.
The material (i.e. the slurs) generally gets inserted into other, larger pieces about policy debates.Before Ditching His Top Aides, Obama Should Look in the Mirror|Leslie H. Gelb|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The shields varied in form and material from tribe to tribe.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
At an expense for material, I should think, of $7,400 in all to cover the enterprise.The Crime of the Century|Henry M. Hunt
The material used was flannel, and such interments are frequently mentioned in the literature of the time.A History of Mourning|Richard Davey
In this material and in such forms, the ideal as concrete spirituality does not admit of being realized.
Sound is transmitted in longitudinal waves through air and other material substance as vibration.Electricity and Magnetism|Elisha Gray
Word Origin for material
mid-14c., "real, ordinary; earthly, drawn from the material world;" a term in scholastic philosophy and theology, from Old French material, materiel (14c.) and directly from Late Latin materialis (adj.) "of or belonging to matter," from Latin materia "matter, stuff, wood, timber" (see matter). From late 14c. as "made of matter, having material existence; material, physical, substantial;" from late 15c. as "important, relevant."
late 14c., "substance, matter from which a thing is made," from material (adj.).