1. Having a logical connection with a subject matter or the consequential events or facts, or the knowledge of which would significantly affect a decision or course of action. See also materiality.
2. The matter from which something can be made. Material can include but is not limited to raw and processed material, components, parts, assemblies, sub-assemblies, fuels, lubricants, coolants, cleaning agents, and small tools and accessories that may be consumed directly or indirectly. Compare with materiel.