reading material

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Noun1.reading material - written material intended to be readreading material - written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
bumf, bumph - reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
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(riːd) past tense, past participle read (red) verb
1. to look at and understand (printed or written words or other signs). Have you read this letter?; Can your little girl read yet?; Can anyone here read Chinese?; to read music; I can read (= understand without being told) her thoughts/mind.
2. to learn by reading. I read in the paper today that the government is going to cut taxes again.
3. to read aloud, usually to someone else. I read my daughter a story before she goes to bed; I read to her before she goes to bed.
4. to pass one's time by reading books etc for pleasure etc. I don't have much time to read these days.
5. to study (a subject) at a university etc.
6. to look at or be able to see (something) and get information from it. I can't read the clock without my glasses; The nurse read the thermometer.
7. to be written or worded; to say. His letter reads as follows: `Dear Sir, ...'
8. (of a piece of writing etc) to make a (good, bad etc) impression. This report reads well.
9. (of dials, instruments etc) to show a particular figure, measurement etc. The thermometer reads –5C.
10. to (cause a word, phrase etc to) be replaced by another, eg in a document or manuscript. There is one error on this page – For `two yards', read `two metres'; `Two yards long' should read `two metres long'.
the act, or a period, of reading. I like a good read before I go to sleep.
ˈreadable adjective
(negative unreadable).
1. easy or pleasant to read. I don't usually enjoy poetry but I find these poems very readable.
2. able to be read. Your handwriting is scarcely readable.
ˈreadableness noun
ˌreadaˈbility noun
ˈreader noun
1. a person who reads books, magazines etc. He's a keen reader.
2. a person who reads a particular newspaper, magazine etc. The editor asked readers to write to him with their opinions.
3. a reading-book, especially for children or for learners of a foreign language. a Latin reader.
ˈreadership noun
the (number of) people who read a newspaper, magazine etc.
ˈreading noun
1. the act of reading.
2. the reading of something aloud, as a (public) entertainment. a poetry reading.
3. the ability to read. The boy is good at reading.
4. the figure, measurement etc on a dial, instrument etc. The reading on the thermometer was –5 C.
1. for the purpose of reading. reading-glasses; a reading-room in a library.
2. for learning to read. a reading-book.
ˈreading material noun
a list of books, stories, articles etc that need to be read for one's studies.
ˈreading matter noun
something written for others to read (eg books, newspapers, letters). There's a lot of interesting reading matter in our local library.
ˈread-outplural ˈread-outs noun
data produced by a computer, eg on magnetic or paper tape.
read between the lines
to look for or find information (eg in a letter) which is not actually stated.
read off
to read from a dial, instrument etc. The engineer read off the temperatures one by one.
read on
to continue to read; to read further. He paused for a few moments, and then read on.
read out
to read aloud. Read out the answers to the questions.
read over/through
to read from beginning to end. I'll read through your manuscript, and let you know if I find any mistakes.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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The Children Corner will be established this year and will be equipped with the latest facilities of computers, tablets, games and reading material for the children to inculcate reading habit among them, he said.
In a positive development there is much more and better reading material available now than there was a few years ago: colourful, well-illustrated books for children using clearly written letters and words, and for adults, books with interesting but simple content to encourage a reading habit.
It also referred to the independent investigation undertaken by the Ombudsman Office into these allegations as well as regarding Mr Mushaima's access to family visits and access to reading material.
that responds to requests from prisoners around the county for reading material. Many prisoners are interested in learning about animal husbandry and agriculture, but we have little donated material to send them.
Identify the frequency of visit to the library consisting of arrival, logging on the library website, acquisition of reading material and access to library's website
It's a great way to satisfy an itch for poetry while finding new and interesting reading material.
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Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has directed the secretary schools to take appropriate steps for introducing reading material in the school syllabus to make children aware about threats.
Students will be allowed to choose their own reading material, and teachers, libraries and volunteers will provide guidance in the best reading materials.
The notice has been issued to ensure that reading material in both English and Hindi languages are offered to the passengers.
It has so far seen reading material being distributed to a number of health care and medical centres across the city.
Passengers will be able to compile their own personal on-board reading material from a cornucopia of international magazines and an extensive range of daily newspapers.