Definition of immaterial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪməˈtɪəriəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪməˈtɪriəl//
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] not important in a particular situation synonym irrelevant The cost is immaterial. immaterial to somebody/something It is immaterial to me whether he stays or goes. These facts are immaterial to the problem.
  2. 2(formal) not having a physical form an immaterial God the immaterial mind/soul opposite material
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in sense (2)): from late Latin immaterialis, from in- ‘not’ + materialis ‘relating to matter’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immaterial