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immaterial

[im-uh-teer-ee-uh l] /ˌɪm əˈtɪər i əl/
adjective
1.
of no essential consequence; unimportant.
2.
not pertinent; irrelevant.
3.
not material; incorporeal; spiritual.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin immāteriālis. See im-2, material
Related forms
immaterially, adverb
immaterialness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immaterialness

immaterial

/ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl/
adjective
1.
of no real importance; inconsequential
2.
not formed of matter; incorporeal; spiritual
Derived Forms
immateriality, immaterialness, noun
immaterially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immaterialness

immaterial

adj.

late 14c., "spiritual, incorporeal," from Medieval Latin immaterialis "not consisting of matter, spiritual," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin materialis (see material). Secondary sense of "unimportant" is first recorded 1690s from material in its 16c. sense of "important." Related: Immaterially.

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