Material is the substance or matter from which something is or can be made, or also items needed for doing or creating something.
Material is sometimes used when referring to cloth or fabric.
Materials are inputs to production or manufacturing. They are often raw - that is unprocessed, but are sometimes processed before being used in more advanced production processes. In general, in technologically advanced societies, the materials are not finished consumer goods. Some examples of materials are paper and silk.
Material is an ensemble led by Bill Laswell.
Some important materials
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