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nonmaterial

(ˌnɒnməˈtɪərɪəl)
adj
of or relating to abstract things such as ideas, values, or feelings, as contrasted with material things like money or possessions
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Adj.1.nonmaterial - not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
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23) For caregivers, we must work to better incorporate their needs and experiences in reentry planning and programs, (24) supporting them both materially and nonmaterially.
In his conversation with Joselit, Sehgal challenged the lazily comfortable art-world contempt for the market economy, proposing that one ethical approach might be to separate the notion of the "commodity" from the material object so as to make it possible to think, alternatively, about the kinds of cultures and experiences that we want and could evolve nonmaterially within capitalism; this might in turn challenge the hierarchies at play between our current annulment of the powers of "discussion" and "artwork" as they circulate in separate spheres, both within the market and the art institution.
While such conceptions may be made readily available to natural philosophy and mathematics, given that the subject matter of metaphysics is being qua being--something which notionally outstrips the limitations of the material--recourse must be had (so argue Marechal and his followers) to an a priori faculty capable of advancing toward Infinite Being, thus providing us with the ontological latitude necessary for capturing the transcendental (that is, nonmaterially bound) character of being.