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A metaphysical doctrine denying the existence of matter.

im′ma·te′ri·al·ist adj. & n.


1. (Philosophy) the doctrine that the material world exists only in the mind
2. (Philosophy) the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings exist. See also idealism3
ˌimmaˈterialist n


(ˌɪm əˈtɪər i əˌlɪz əm)

a doctrine that there is no material world, but that all things exist only in and for the mind.


the belief that material things have no objective existence but exist only as mental perceptions. — immaterialist, n.immaterial, adj.
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