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1. Lacking material form or substance.
2. Law Of or relating to property or an asset that cannot be physically possessed, as a right or patent.

[Middle English incorporealle, from Latin incorporeus : in-, not; see in-1 + corporeus, consisting of a body; see corporeal.]

in′cor·po′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
in′cor·po′re·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incorporeality - 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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And I particularly resent its arrogant hijacking of incorporeality, for the sake of marketing.
52) that each of the five types of attribution possible from a logical point of view failed to apply to God in view of his unity and incorporeality.
I thought maybe we were made / of the same photons as light," the speaker says, thinking the body as porous to the point of incorporeality.
Both the sacred resonances of the diction and the seal's perceived incorporeality compromise the passage's humor, pulling the speaker back to repeating the verse paragraph's unguarded beginning: "Cold dark deep and absolutely clear,/the clear gray icy water.
See "A Portrait of Spinoza"; "Maimonides and Spinoza on the Knowledge of Good and Evil," 167-85 ; "Spinoza Against the Prophets on Criticizing the Government," 83-90; "The Incorporeality of God in Maimonides, Rabad and Spinoza," 63-69; Physics and Metaphysics in Hasdai Crescas', "Spinoza's Metaphysical Hebraism," 107-14; "Idel on Spinoza," 88-94; "Spinoza and the Parable of the Fish of the Sea," 36975; "Spinoza on Ibn Ezra's Secret of the Twelve," 41-55; "Gersonides and Spinoza on Conatus," 273-97; "Shlomo Pines on Maimonides, Spinoza and Kant," 173-82; "Spinoza's Counterfactual Zionism," 235-44; "Spinoza on Biblical Miracles," 659-75; "Ishq, Heshek and Amor Dei Intellectualis"; "Du mysticisme au-dela de la philosophie: Maimonide et Spinoza" (forthcoming).
Here again, the incorporeality experienced among humans is just a more complex development of a potential experienced among other animals.
For example, he says that without belief in God's existence and incorporeality, only very few people would ever come to know these things, for few engage in the process of learning, and even fewer people persevere, the effect being that most people would die without knowing of God at all:
The third chapter, which jumps to the 1950s (more on this later), "Invisibilizing the Male Body: Exploring the Incorporeality of Masculinity in 1950s American Culture," perfectly portrays the change in the notion of hegemonic male bodies that took place during the 1950s.
Doubtless, her synthesis of Ruyer's work on single-cell organisms with Deleuze's metaphysics of incorporeality and the subjectivity of the brain is brilliantly done.
793) sleep, and are visited at dusk or soon thereafter (34) by dream-figures that are identified directly (Penelope's apparition) or indirectly (Patroclus's ghost) as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (35) and that demonstrate their incorporeality when they leave.
The cinematic materialism to which Zizek refers here is Tarkovsky's concentration on entering "the spiritual dimension only via intense direct physical contact with the humid heaviness of earth (or still water)," a marked contrast to the traditional emphasis on spirituality as lightness or incorporeality.
Individual topics include examinations of the unhealed wounds of Frodo Baggins, incorporeality and transformation, Frodo's body luminality, health and ecology in the context of war; orc bodies' relationship with perversion and redemption, female bodies and femininities, a body of myth representing Sauron, Tolkien and the female bodies, the gifting economy of Middle-earth; and physicality in The Hobbit.