Definition of nonmaterial
- nonmaterial values
- [William F.] Ogburn distinguished between material culture (factories, machines, munitions, clothing, and so on) and nonmaterial culture (values, attitudes, customs, institutions, etc.), and emphasized the different ways in which they change.
- —Gerald R. Leslie and Sheila K. Korman
- An ordinary will or last testament mainly concerns the disposition of your material possessions at death. An ethical will has to do with nonmaterial gifts: the values and life lessons that you wish to leave to others.
- a nonmaterial breach of contract