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Definition of materialism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    materialism

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    noun
    NAmE//məˈtɪriəˌlɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) the belief that money, possessions, and physical comforts are more important than spiritual values the greed and materialism of modern society
  2. 2(philosophy) the belief that only material things exist compare idealism
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