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MATERIAL

1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material stuff or bodies. "The material elements of the universe." (Whewell) 2. Hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical character of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral character; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts. 3. Of solid or weighty nature; not insubstantial; of cinsequence; not be dispensed with; significant. "Discourse, which was always material, never trifling." (Evelyn) "I shall, in the account of simple ideas, set down only such as are most material to our gift purpose." (Locke) 4. Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter. Material reason. See Reason. Material evidence, evidence which conduces to the proof or disproof of a relevant hypothesis. Synonym: Corporeal, bodily, significant, weighty, momentous, essential. Origin: L. Materialis, fr. Materia substance, matter: cf. F. Materiel. See Matter, and cf. Materiel. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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