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Consumable vs. Material

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Consumableadjective

That is consumed or depleted upon use.

Materialadjective

Having to do with matter; consisting of matter.

‘This compound has a number of interesting material properties.’;

Consumableadjective

That may be eaten.

Materialadjective

Worldly, as opposed to spiritual.

‘Don't let material concerns get in the way of living a happy life.’;

Consumablenoun

A material or product that is produced for consumption.

‘printer consumables such as toner and ink cartridges’;

Materialadjective

Significant.

‘You've made several material contributions to this project.’; ‘This is the most material fact in this lawsuit.’;

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Consumableadjective

Capable of being consumed; that may be destroyed, dissipated, wasted, or spent.

Materialnoun

Matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.

‘Asphalt, composed of oil and sand, is a widely used material for roads.’;

Consumableadjective

may be used up

Materialnoun

Text written for a specific purpose.

‘We were a warm-up act at the time; we didn't have enough original material to headline.’;

Materialnoun

A sample or specimens for study.

Materialnoun

Cloth to be made into a garment.

‘You'll need about a yard of material to make this.’;

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Materialnoun

The people collectively who are qualified for a certain position or activity.

‘John Doe is a great governor, and I also believe he is presidential material.’; ‘He is not the only one. I believe we have lots of presidential material in various public offices.’;

Materialnoun

Related data of various kinds, especially if collected as the basis for a document or book.

Materialnoun

The substance that something is made or composed of.

Materialverb

To form from matter; to materialize.

Materialadjective

Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.

‘The material elements of the universe.’;

Materialadjective

Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts; as, material well-being; material comforts.

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Materialadjective

Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of consequence; not be dispensed with; important; significant.

‘Discourse, which was always material, never trifling.’; ‘I shall, in the account of simple ideas, set down only such as are most material to our present purpose.’;

Materialadjective

Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.

Materialnoun

The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.

Materialverb

To form from matter; to materialize.

Materialnoun

the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object;

‘coal is a hard black material’; ‘wheat is the stuff they use to make bread’;

Materialnoun

information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form;

‘the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography’;

Materialnoun

things needed for doing or making something;

‘writing materials’; ‘useful teaching materials’;

Materialnoun

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers;

‘the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent’; ‘woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC’; ‘she measured off enough material for a dress’;

Materialnoun

a person judged suitable for admission or employment;

‘he was university material’; ‘she was vice-presidential material’;

Materialadjective

concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests;

‘material possessions’; ‘material wealth’; ‘material comforts’;

Materialadjective

derived from or composed of matter;

‘the material universe’;

Materialadjective

directly relevant to a matter especially a law case;

‘his support made a material difference’; ‘evidence material to the issue at hand’; ‘facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts’; ‘a material witness’;

Materialadjective

concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being;

‘material needs’; ‘the moral and material welfare of all good citizens’;

Materialadjective

having material or physical form or substance;

‘that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible’;

Materialadjective

having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary;

‘the substantial world’; ‘a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical’; ‘most ponderous and substantial things’;

Material

A material is a substance or mixture of substances that constitutes an object. Materials can be pure or impure, living or non-living matter.

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