material wealth
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  • material — ma‧te‧ri‧al [məˈtɪəriəl ǁ ˈtɪr ] noun [countable usually plural] something you need to make or do something: • A shortage of building materials compounded escalating costs. ˌraw maˈterial MANUFACTURING a substance that is used to make a product:… …   Financial and business terms

  • Wealth — For other uses, see Wealth (disambiguation). Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English wela, which is from an Indo European word stem.[1] An individual, community,… …   Wikipedia

  • material — 01. What kind of [material] is your dress made of? 02. We need to buy some art [materials] for my daughter s drawing class. 03. You can recycle various [materials] instead of putting them in the garbage can. 04. Comedian Bill Cosby wrote all his… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Material good — In economics and philosophy, a material good is a good that can be purchased or sold and from which one receives non spiritual pleasure. Examples of material goods may include televisions, houses, cars, and appliances. In philosophy, material… …   Wikipedia

  • Material Product System — (MPS) refers to the system of national accounts used in the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries, as well as in China until 1993 Dr. Fengbo Zhang introduced the Western SNA system and GDP to China, . The MPS has now been replaced by …   Wikipedia

  • Wealth inequality in the United States — refers to the unequal distribution of financial assets among residents of the United States. Wealth includes the values of homes, automobiles, businesses, savings, and investments [Hurst, Charles E. Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Wealth — Wealth, n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde luxury. See {Weal} prosperity.] [1913 Webster] 1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] Let no man seek his own, but every man another s wealth. 1 Cor. x. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. Large possessions; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wealth — [welth] n. [ME welthe, wealth, happiness: see WEAL2 & TH1] 1. a) much money or property; great amount of worldly possessions; riches b) the state of having much money or property; affluence [a person of wealth] …   English World dictionary

  • material — [mə tir′ē əl] adj. [LL materialis < L materia, MATTER] 1. of matter; of substance; relating to or consisting of what occupies space; physical [a material object, material forces] 2. a) of the body or bodily needs, satisfactions, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • wealth — index assets, boom (prosperity), economy (economic system), effects, finance, income, means (funds) …   Law dictionary

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