- 1[only before noun] connected with money, possessions, etc. rather than with the needs of the mind or spirit material comforts changes in your material circumstances opposite spiritual
- 2[only before noun] connected with the physical world rather than with the mind or spirit the material world opposite immaterial
- 3(formal or law) important and needing to be considered material evidence material to something She omitted information that was material to the case. see also immaterial
- NAmE//məˈtɪriəli//adverb Materially they are no better off. Their comments have not materially affected our plans (= in a noticeable or important way).
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