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immaterialism

[im-uh-teer-ee-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌɪm əˈtɪər i əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that there is no material world, but that all things exist only in and for minds.
2.
the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings exist.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; immaterial + -ism, modeled on materialism
Related forms
immaterialist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immaterialism

immaterialism

/ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm/
noun (philosophy)
1.
the doctrine that the material world exists only in the mind
2.
the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings exist See also idealism (sense 3)
Derived Forms
immaterialist, noun
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