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im·ma·te·ri·al

 (ĭm′ə-tîr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Of no importance or relevance; inconsequential or irrelevant. See Synonyms at irrelevant.
2. Having no material body or form.

im′ma·te′ri·al·ly adv.

immaterial

(ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl)
adj
1. of no real importance; inconsequential
2. not formed of matter; incorporeal; spiritual
ˌimmaˌteriˈality, ˌimmaˈterialness n
ˌimmaˈterially adv

im•ma•te•ri•al

(ˌɪm əˈtɪər i əl)

adj.
1. of no essential consequence; unimportant.
2. not material; incorporeal; spiritual.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
im`ma•te′ri•al•ly, adv.
im`ma•te′ri•al•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immaterial - of no importance or relevance especially to a law case; "an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
material - directly relevant to a matter especially a law case; "his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
2.immaterial - without material form or substance; "an incorporeal spirit"
unbodied - having no body
3.immaterial - 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"
material - derived from or composed of matter; "the material universe"
4.immaterial - not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
irrelevant - having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations"
5.immaterial - (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; "whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)"; "what others think is altogether indifferent to him"
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"

immaterial

adjective irrelevant, insignificant, unimportant, unnecessary, trivial, trifling, inconsequential, extraneous, inconsiderable, of no importance, of no consequence, inessential, a matter of indifference, of little account, inapposite Whether we like him or not is immaterial.
irrelevant important, significant, essential, crucial, material, relevant, germane

immaterial

adjective
1. Not relevant or pertinent to the subject; not applicable:
Translations

immaterial

[ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl] ADJ
1. (= irrelevant) → irrelevante
that is quite immaterialeso no tiene ninguna importancia, eso es irrelevante
the difference between them is immaterial to mela diferencia entre ellos me es indiferente
it is immaterial whetherno importa si ...
2. (= incorporeal) → inmaterial, incorpóreo

immaterial

[ˌɪməˈtɪəriəl] adj
to be immaterial → ne pas être la question
Whether we like him or not is immaterial → Que nous l'aimions ou non n'est pas la question.

immaterial

adj
(= unimportant) objection, questionnebensächlich, unwesentlich, bedeutungslos; it is quite immaterial to me (whether) …es ist für mich ohne Bedeutung or unwichtig, (ob) …; that’s (quite) immaterialdas spielt keine Rolle, das ist egal
(Philos etc) → immateriell

immaterial

[ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl] adjirrilevante, insignificante
it is immaterial whether → poco importa se or che + sub
that's quite immaterial to me → questo non ha alcuna importanza per me
References in classic literature ?
The fact that the sun is nearly down," the Grave Person said, "is immaterial, but the fact that he did not consult his timepiece and make answer after due deliberation and consideration is fatal.
While he groped at her feet it occurred to him that the woman there had in her hands an indispensable gift which nothing else on earth could give; and when he stood up he was penetrated by an irresistible belief in an enigma, by the conviction that within his reach and passing away from him was the very secret of existence--its certitude, immaterial and precious
And now to come to the material, or (to make a quibble) to the immaterial.
Childish and immaterial as the topic was, the quality of their reasoning was still more childish and immaterial.
holding that the posture of the body was immaterial.
If we make the latter supposition, it then becomes immaterial where the power in question is placed -- whether in their hands or in those of the Union.
how immaterial the difference between him who retires the soonest, and him who stays the latest
Individuals must have supposed that they were cutting the letters of their names deep into everlasting tablets of brass, or enshrining their reputations forever in the hearts of their countrymen, while, as to fact, the affair would appear in printed reports under a meek and immaterial title.
It was the crowning buffet, the final victory of Philistia over art, beauty, and immaterial things.
At last, on her asking my opinion upon some immaterial point of discussion, I answered, - 'Why do you wish to talk to me, Lady Lowborough?
On the material side the dinner was a success; it was no less so on the immaterial.
Fact, fact, fact, everywhere in the material aspect of the town; fact, fact, fact, everywhere in the immaterial.