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n. pl. ma·te·ri·al·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being material.
2. Physical substance; matter.


1. the state or quality of being physical or material
2. substance; matter


(məˌtɪər iˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties for 2.
1. material nature or quality.
2. something material.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.materiality - relevance requiring careful consideration
relevance, relevancy - the relation of something to the matter at hand
immateriality - complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration
2.materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
concreteness - the quality of being concrete (not abstract)
palpability, tangibility, tangibleness - the quality of being perceivable by touch
substantiality, substantialness, solidness - the quality of being substantial or having substance
reality - the quality possessed by something that is real
incorporeality, immateriality - the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter


1. The fact of being related to the matter at hand:
2. That which occupies space and can be perceived by the senses:
References in classic literature ?
Now, in the natural sciences truth is always a desideratum; and I confess it would seem to be equally so in the present case of domestic uncertainty, which may be called a vacuum where according to the laws of physic, there should exist some pretty palpable proofs of materiality.
I even conceived on that account a sort of admiration for that man, who had (apart from the intense materiality of what was left of his beard) come as near to being a disembodied spirit as any man can do and live.
It was a folly, with the materiality of this daily life pressing so intrusively upon me, to attempt to fling myself back into another age, or to insist on creating the semblance of a world out of airy matter, when, at every moment, the impalpable beauty of my soap-bubble was broken by the rude contact of some actual circumstance.
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So, until the end of the last millennium, the materiality of a breach of contract was not a proper element of a damages claim in any jurisdiction within the United States.
Insistence thus makes two interconnected claims: first, we should not be seduced by the immateriality of a capitalism gone virtual but must instead appreciate how contemporary commodity culture relies on the biopolitical management of material bodies, the offshoring of material production, and the real-life immiseration of marginalized populations across the global north and south; second, we should not reduce later twentieth-century literature to postmodern metafictions linguistic turn and must instead appreciate the counter-tradition of authors who foreground the materiality of contemporary existence.
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The presence of above-mentioned limitations unavoidably necessitates paying attention to the applied precision to prepare the information and the significance of revealing such information, that is, the concept of materiality in accounting.
Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life.
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