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1. Philosophy The theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena.
2. The theory or attitude that physical well-being and worldly possessions constitute the greatest good and highest value in life.
3. Concern for possessions or material wealth and physical comfort, especially to the exclusion of spiritual or intellectual pursuits.
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|Noun||1.||materialist - someone with great regard for material possessions|
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
|2.||materialist - someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter|