material

(redirected from Primary commodities)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tē'rē-ăl),
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material

(1) Stuff (generally informal); matter (generally formal).
(2) Fabric, cloth.

material

Vox populi Stuff; lots of stuff; related stuff. See Barium contrast material, Biomaterial, Cross-reacting material, Flammable material, Healos bone-grafting material, Interphotoreceptor material, Licensed material, Open cell material, Pressure-generating material, Pyrophoric material, Radioactive material, Reactive material, Water-reactive material, Z-band material.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.

material

the sample available for any study in TAXONOMY.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material(s),

n substance(s).
material, duplicating,
n.pl the materials used to copy casts and models; usually hydrocolloids.
material, silicone rubber impression,
n a dimethyl polysiloxane material whose polymerization is affected by an organ-metal compound and some type of alkyl silicate.
material testing,
n the determination of the properties of a substance in comparison with a standard or specification.
materials, dental,
n.pl the substances used to assist in rendering dental service.
materials, filling,
n the substances (e.g., gutta-percha, silver cones, paste mixtures, or other substances) used to fill root canals.
materials, impression,
n a substance or combination of substances used for making a negative reproduction or impression.
materials, impression, elastomer,
materials, provisional,
n the cements or resins used temporarily to protect soft, hard, or pulpal tissues, stabilize a tooth, allow the delivery of medications, provide the ability to chew, or encourage the comfort of the patient. See also filling, treatment.
materials, rigid impression,
n inflexible substances (e.g., zinc oxide-eugenol, plaster, or compound) used to create casts and models for prosthodontic, orthodontic, and pedodontic appliances, or the construction of dentures.

Patient discussion about material

Q. What is the ingredient in perfume or Cologne that will trigger an asthma attack? There is something in cologne/perfume that's not in body spray that triggers my asthma. I went out with a friend and he had on cologne and my asthma starting bothering me. Before going out my asthma hadn't bothered me in months because I stay away from things that may trigger an attack. This often happens with other things like bleach, ajax or any bad odor

A. Anything that irritates the nose and bronchi can cause an attack. No one really knows why...but it does. Cigarettes and pollution are common cause also.

More discussions about material
References in periodicals archive ?
Only in the second and fourth cases can the estimated equation be treated as a reliable guide to future trends in the relative prices of primary commodities.
Since most primary commodities are traded internationally, producers (merchants) are confronted with simultaneous uncertainty, in price and in the exchange rate.
While the share of primary commodities is on the decline, the shares of semi-manufactures and manufactures are on the increase.
Much of the primary commodities production concentrated in nonmetro areas-particularly in the less urbanized regions-is characterized by relative price inelasticity of demand.
The company's primary commodities are vinyl films, retail, building materials and industrial machinery parts.
World trade remained sluggish due to: Falling oil and other primary commodities prices; Strong fluctuations in exchange rates of especially developing countries; Economic slowdown in China; Recessions in developing economies, including some of South Africas major trading partners; and Financial volatility driven by divergent monetary policies in developed countries.
The President, ICCI, said another problem with export sector was that our exports were dominated by primary and intermediate goods rather than value-added finished products as 74 percent of food items and 40 percent exports of textiles were primary commodities.
5bn in transportation infrastructure, logistics, construction, industry and primary commodities.
What distinguishes the Chinese case from others is the sheer size of its economy relative to world GDP, as well as its effects on numerous countries across regions, from suppliers of primary commodities to countries that depend on Chinese funding or direct investment.
Indonesia gained from the increase in the price of primary commodities since the start of global crisis in 2008.
aACA[yen] Hamdok expressed concern that Africa continues to suffer from high levels of unemployment, particularly among the youth and women partly as a result of heavy dependence on primary commodities, as a sector which by itself cannot create enough jobs and inclusive growth.