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material

1. cloth or fabric
2. Philosophy composed of or relating to physical as opposed to mental or spiritual substance
3. Philosophy of or relating to matter as opposed to form
4. Law relevant to the issue before court: applied esp to facts or testimony of much significance
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That the storm was over he was convinced, but he chafed at the inactivity the low visibility put upon him, nor did conditions better materially before night fell, so that he was forced to await the new day at the very spot at which the tempest had deposited him.
Pickwick felt himself violently pulled out from among the ruins of the chaise; and as soon as he had gained his feet, extricated his head from the skirts of his greatcoat, which materially impeded the usefulness of his spectacles, the full disaster of the case met his view.
Elinor found, when the evening was over, that disposition is not materially altered by a change of abode, for although scarcely settled in town, Sir John had contrived to collect around him, nearly twenty young people, and to amuse them with a ball.
Then if there are any imperfections in the constitutions of states (and that many such exist the diversity of constitutions is alone sufficient to assure us), custom has without doubt materially smoothed their inconveniences, and has even managed to steer altogether clear of, or insensibly corrected a number which sagacity could not have provided against with equal effect; and, in fine, the defects are almost always more tolerable than the change necessary for their removal; in the same manner that highways which wind among mountains, by being much frequented, become gradually so smooth and commodious, that it is much better to follow them than to seek a straighter path by climbing over the tops of rocks and descending to the bottoms of precipices.
Fogg accepted, promising so generous a reward as to materially stimulate his zeal.
This obliged them to make all the speed they could to evade the enemy, when they could but lament the absence of Dantes, whose superior skill in the management of a vessel would have availed them so materially.
But it must very materially lessen their chance of marrying men of any consideration in the world," replied Darcy.
This is only available to eligible real estate professionals who materially participate in a rental real estate activity.
Passive activities include trade or business interests in which taxpayers do not materially participate as well as rental activities in which they receive payments for the use of tangible property.
1 timber held as part of a trade or business in which the taxpayer materially participates.
These statements are based on NYSE Group's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause NYSE Group's actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements.
The court concluded that the unit of property being repaired was the aircraft, not the engine, and that engine maintenance expenses did not materially add to the aircraft's value, appreciably prolong its useful life or adapt it for a new or different use.