immaterial

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adjective im·ma·te·ri·al \ˌi-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Definition of immaterial

  1. 1 :  not consisting of matter :  incorporeal

  2. 2 :  of no substantial consequence :  unimportant

Examples of immaterial in a sentence

  1. Whether or not he intended to cause problems is immaterial.

  2. The fact that she is a woman is immaterial and irrelevant.

Origin and Etymology of immaterial

Middle English immaterial, from Late Latin immaterialis, from Latin in- + Late Latin materialis material


First Known Use: 14th century


IMMATERIAL Defined for English Language Learners

immaterial

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adjective im·ma·te·ri·al \ˌi-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Definition of immaterial for English Language Learners

  • : not important or significant


IMMATERIAL Defined for Kids

immaterial

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adjective im·ma·te·ri·al \ˌi-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Definition of immaterial for Students

  1. :  not important :  insignificant <The new evidence is immaterial.>


Law Dictionary

immaterial

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adjective im·ma·te·ri·al \ˌi-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Legal Definition of immaterial

  1. :  not essential, pertinent, or of consequence <the jury could have discounted the medical history evidence, or while accepting its accuracy, found it immaterialWillett v. State, 911 S.W.2d 937 (1995)> — compare irrelevant

immateriality

\ˌi-mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈa-lə-tē\ play noun


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