immaterialism

noun
im·​ma·​te·​ri·​al·​ism | \ ˌi-mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce immaterialism (audio) \

Definition of immaterialism

: a philosophical theory that material things have no reality except as mental perceptions

Other Words from immaterialism

immaterialist \ ˌi-​mə-​ˈtir-​ē-​ə-​list How to pronounce immaterialist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of immaterialism

1713, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about immaterialism

Statistics for immaterialism

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for immaterialism

The first known use of immaterialism was in 1713

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on immaterialism

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about immaterialism

Comments on immaterialism

What made you want to look up immaterialism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!