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materiality

[muh-teer-ee-al-i-tee] /məˌtɪər iˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural materialities for 2.
1.
material nature or quality.
2.
something material.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin māteriālitās. See material, -ity
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  • His research focuses on materiality and landscape, prehistoric monuments, and burial and belief.
  • Its materiality, however, may wane as other influences gradually overwhelm ethical considerations.
  • There is no materiality, no product, which comes close to our level of intelligence and our inherent design perfection.
  • The fruit's fierce materiality and celestial beauty channel the essence of the artist's national, historical, and personal genius.
  • There is so much fussing over the materiality of the world, but no commensurate care is lavished upon psychological detail.
  • The poet is actually there physically, with a physical voice, and that physical voice is the materiality of the lyric poem.
  • They are an oath, an intent, falsity and materiality.
  • materiality is an absolute requirement for a conviction of perjury.
  • We instantly recognize its weight, its sticky materiality.
  • It is packed with the traces of ideas, yet everything about the book announces its materiality.
British Dictionary definitions for materiality

materiality

/məˌtɪərɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being physical or material
2.
substance; matter
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Word Origin and History for materiality
n.

1520s, "that which is the matter of something," from Modern Latin materialitas, from materialis (see material (adj.)). From 1560s as "quality of being material;" 1640s as "quality of being important to matters at hand."

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