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Material vs. Tangible

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  • Material (adjective)

    Having to do with matter; consisting of matter.

    "This compound has a number of interesting material properties."

  • Material (adjective)

    Worldly, as opposed to spiritual.

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

    "spiritual"

  • Material (adjective)

    Significant.

    "You've made several material contributions to this project."

    "This is the most material fact in this lawsuit."

    "immaterial"

  • Material (noun)

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

    "Asphalt, composed of oil and sand, is a widely used material for roads."

  • Material (noun)

    Text written for a specific purpose.

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

  • Material (noun)

    A sample or specimens for study.

  • Material (noun)

    Cloth to be made into a garment.

    "You'll need about a yard of material to make this."

  • Material (noun)

    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."

  • Material (noun)

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

  • Material (noun)

    The substance that something is made or composed of.

  • Material (verb)

    To form from matter; to materialize.

  • Tangible (adjective)

    Touchable; able to be felt; touch

    "palpable"

  • Tangible (adjective)

    Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete.

  • Tangible (adjective)

    Comprehensible by the mind; understandable.

  • Tangible (noun)

    A physical object, something that can be touched.

  • Tangible (noun)

    Real or concrete results.

    "Yes, but what are the tangibles?"

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  • Material (adjective)

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

  • Material (adjective)

    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.

  • Material (adjective)

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

  • Material (adjective)

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

  • Material (noun)

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

  • Material

    To form from matter; to materialize.

  • Tangible (adjective)

    Perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable.

  • Tangible (adjective)

    Capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident.

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  • Material (noun)

    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"

  • Material (noun)

    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"

  • Material (noun)

    things needed for doing or making something;

    "writing materials"

    "useful teaching materials"

  • Material (noun)

    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"

  • Material (noun)

    a person judged suitable for admission or employment;

    "he was university material"

    "she was vice-presidential material"

  • Material (adjective)

    concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests;

    "material possessions"

    "material wealth"

    "material comforts"

  • Material (adjective)

    derived from or composed of matter;

    "the material universe"

  • Material (adjective)

    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"

  • Material (adjective)

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

    "material needs"

    "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"

  • Material (adjective)

    having material or physical form or substance;

    "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible"

  • Material (adjective)

    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"

  • Tangible (adjective)

    perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch;

    "skin with a tangible roughness"

  • Tangible (adjective)

    possible to be treated as fact;

    "tangible evidence"

    "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

  • Tangible (adjective)

    (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value ;

    "tangible property like real estate"

    "tangible assets such as machinery"

  • Tangible (adjective)

    capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt;

    "a barely palpable dust"

    "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"

    "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"

  • Tangible (adjective)

    having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses;

    "a physical manifestation"

    "surrounded by tangible objects"

Princeton's WordNet

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