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Material

Important; affecting the merits of a case; causing a particular course of action; significant; substantial. A description of the quality of evidence that possesses such substantial Probative value as to establish the truth or falsity of a point in issue in a lawsuit.

A material fact is an occurrence, event, or information that is sufficiently significant to influence an individual into acting in a certain way, such as entering into a contract. In formal court procedures, a material fact is anything needed to prove one party's case, or tending to establish a point that is crucial to a person's position.

A material issue is a question that is in dispute between two parties involved in litigation, and that must be answered in order for the conflict to be resolved.

A material witness is a person whose testimony is a necessary element of a lawsuit. An individual who is considered a material witness can be compelled to appear in court and provide testimony. In the event that the person's safety is endangered as a result of his or her planned or actual testimony, he or she may be given legal protection or held in Protective Custody.

material

adj. 1) relevant and significant in a lawsuit, as in "material evidence" as distinguished from totally irrelevant or of such minor importance that the court will either ignore it, rule it immaterial if objected to, or not allow lengthy testimony upon such a matter. 2) "material breach" of a contract is a valid excuse by the other party not to perform. However, an insignificant divergence from the terms of the contract is not a material breach.

material

(Important), adjective basic, capital, central, compelling, consequential, considerable, crucial, decisive, effective, essential, extensive, fundamental, indispensable, influential, key, leading, main, major, memorable, momentous, necessary, paramount, pertinent, pivotal, prevalent, primary, principal, relevant, remarkable, salient, signal, significant, substantial, valuable, vital, weighty, worth considering
Associated concepts: material allegation, material alteration, material amendment, material change in circumstances, material defect, material defendant, material departure from the truth, material error, material evidence, material fact, material false representation, material misrepresentaaion, material witness

material

(Physical), adjective actual, bodily, corporeal, corporeus, de facto, earthly, mundane, nonspiritual, palpable, real, secular, solid, substantial, tactile, tangible, temporal, unspiritual, worldly
Associated concepts: material furnished
See also: appreciable, article, basic, bodily, cardinal, concrete, considerable, corporal, corporeal, critical, crucial, equipment, essential, expedient, important, major, momentous, mundane, noteworthy, objective, paraphernalia, pertinent, physical, relative, relevant, resource, subject, substance, substantive, tangible, virtual
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The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficiency of dental amalgam as retrograde filling material compared to gutta-percha.
The adhesion between dental structures and resin-based sealers is the result of a physicochemical interaction across the interface, which allows the union between the filling material and root canal walls.
The scores when evaluating the amount of filling material in the 'worst' part of the root (question 1) and in which third of the root the 'worst' part was located (question 3) agreed between the orthogonal and eccentric radiographs in approximately 80% of the cases.
Calcium hydroxide has been used either as the sole root filling material for primary teeth or in association with iodoform.
Super EBA, Vitremer and amalgam as root-end filling materials.
The filling materials containing metals have become popular and alloys of Ni, Co, and Cr are used for this purpose however the disadvantage of such materials is their high cost.
10) Results of this study indicate that the absence of filling material is not a valid criterion to demonstrate complete removal of the filling materials from the root canal.
7 Tang HM, Torabinejad M, Kettering JD (2002) Leakage eval- uation of root end filling materials using endotoxin.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of removing filling materials from oval-shaped root canals using the ProTaper Retreatment System (PTRS), and compare the results with those obtained with the WaveOne System (WS).
Coltene has been the leading developer and manu- facturer of high-precision impression materials and innovative, aesthetically pleasing filling materials since the mid-sixties.
After a congressionally mandated study by the National Academy of Sciences on the possible toxic effects of flame retardant chemicals, CPSC again revised the standard to allow the use of fire-blocking barrier fabrics (interliners) between the upholstery fabric and filling materials.