immateriality


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im·ma·te·ri·al·i·ty

 (ĭm′ə-tîr′ē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. im·ma·te·ri·al·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being immaterial.
2. Something immaterial.

im•ma•te•ri•al•i•ty

(ˌɪm əˌtɪər iˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or character of being immaterial.
2. something immaterial.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immateriality - complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration
irrelevance, irrelevancy - the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand
materiality - relevance requiring careful consideration
2.immateriality - the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
impalpability, intangibility, intangibleness - the quality of being intangible and not perceptible by touch
insubstantiality - lacking substance or reality
abstractness - the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
unreality - the quality possessed by something that is unreal
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
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