- adj. 重要的；物质的，实质性的；肉体的
- n. 材料，原料；物资；布料
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- material:  Etymologically, material is simply a derivative of matter. It comes via Old French materiel from late Latin māteriālis, a derivative of Latin māteria ‘matter’ (source of English matter). The modern French form of the word was reborrowed as materiel ‘military equipment’ .
=> material, matter
- material (adj.)
- 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."
- material (n.)
- late 14c., "substance, matter from which a thing is made," from material (adj.).
- 1. The material consisted only of already published, unclassified information.
- 2. This will give your promotional material individuality and style.
- 3. In its untreated state the carbon fibre material is rather like cloth.
- 4. His last book, "Needful Things", was a retread of tired material.
- 5. She enjoys the material comforts married life has brought her.
[ material 造句 ]