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Material

1. Describing information that is or may be relevant for a firm's operations. For example, if a VCR company is experiencing a dearth of demand because most of its potential customers are buying DVD players, this is material information that will likely need to be disclosed to shareholders. See also: Immaterial.

2. Raw substances that a company uses to make its product. For example, an oil refinery's material is crude oil, which it makes into refined oil.

material

Of sufficient importance or relevance as to have possible significant influence on an outcome. For example, the possibility that a firm might lose its right to operate a number of television stations because competitors have filed with the Federal Communications Commission for those licenses would be a material fact in preparing the firm's financial statements. Compare immaterial.
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A T-Mobile and Sprint combination is expected to create significant scale, asset and synergy benefits that should materially improve the combined entities' long-term competitive position particularly for 5G network capabilities.
In 2017, 6.7% of the population or around 33 million people in the European Union (EU) were severely materially deprived.
The first test is met if more than one-half of the personal services performed in trades or businesses by the taxpayer during the tax year are performed in real property trades or businesses in which the taxpayer materially participates.
469(c)(7) is not presumed to be passive and will be treated as nonpassive if the taxpayer materially participates in the activity.
"Operating profit for the full year is now expected to be materially below management's previous expectations as a result of a continuation of the pressures experienced in the first half and further one-off costs of organisational change associated with our cost efficiency programmes, expected to total up to PS10m in the year," the group added.
The program also includes follow-up infill drilling aimed at defining indicated resources in areas where the continuity of materially higher grade is confirmed.
In the case of Cyprus, Eurostat said, 27.8 percent of the population were at risk of either poverty, were severely materially deprived, or lived in households where adults worked less than 20 per cent of their total work potential.
In the EU28, 10% of the population were severely materially deprived, meaning that they had living conditions constrained by a lack of resources, such as not being able to afford to pay their bills, keep their home adequately warm, etc.
issuer's governance and/or management, have not materially changed.
The main points raised during the discussion were: The issuer's economic fundamentals, including its economic strength, have materially decreased.
Furthermore, 23.5% of the population, that is 200,000 Cypriots in 2011, met at least one of the three criteria, namely persons at risk of poverty after social transfers, persons severely materially deprived or persons aged 0-59 living in households with very low work intensity.
'Wachovia's offering materially and repeatedly misstated and failed to disclose the true nature and quality of Wachovia's mortgage loan portfolio, and materially misled investors as to the company's exposure to tens of billions of dollars of losses on mortgage-related assets,' the complaint said.