A material is the substances or matter that a thing is made of.

  • Material is a broad term for a chemical substance or mixture of substances that constitute an object.
  • Materials can be natural, such as wood, stone, and metals, or synthetic, such as polymers and ceramics.
  • The properties of a material depend on its structure at different length scales, from atomic to macroscopic scales.
  • Materials can be classified based on their physical and chemical properties such as mechanical, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties.
  • Materials are studied in materials science, which is a branch of engineering that focuses on the structure, properties, and processing of materials.