ma·​te·​ri·​al·​i·​ty | \ mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce materiality (audio) \
plural materialities

Definition of materiality

1 : the quality or state of being material
2 : something that is material

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Examples of materiality in a Sentence

preferred a single materiality to a slew of hypotheticals the materiality of that fact is not in dispute
Recent Examples on the Web Financial materiality in a broad sense considers how an ESG issue affects a company’s enterprise value. Martin Jarzebowski, Forbes, 3 May 2022 His paintings set plunging perspective lines against surfaces of dense materiality. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 His capsule collection challenged the preconceived ideas surrounding sportswear through the development of new materiality. Essence, 27 Apr. 2022 The light dramatizes physical materiality, while expanding to its fullest capacity the tonal range of the young man’s black skin. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Further the regulations require that any prior incident that doesn’t rise to the level of materiality may subsequently be deemed material when aggregated with other subsequent and similar cyber incidents. Betsy Atkins, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Hesse used pen and ink and pencil on paper in ways that exploited the materiality of her simple tools through experiments in shading, mark-making, and line weight, or thickness. Steven Litt, cleveland, 3 Apr. 2022 Similarly, the concept of materiality itself gets a problematic twist. Richard Morrison, National Review, 24 Mar. 2022 Finally, consider materiality when processing your leases. Michael Juby, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of materiality

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of materiality was in 1570

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9 May 2022

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“Materiality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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