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[muh-teer-ee-uh-lee] /məˈtɪər i ə li/
to an important degree; considerably:
Their endorsement didn't help materially.
with reference to matter or material things and conditions; physically.
Philosophy. with regard to matter or substance as distinguished from form.
Origin of materially
1350-1400; Middle English. See material, -ly Unabridged
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  • There is little question that the efficiency of the postal service will be thereby materially increased.
  • Similarly, our forebears saved anything that could be materially useful because they had to make everything from scratch.
  • Even though the people were much poorer materially they were richer in terms community and family life.
  • Most smaller businesses are annoyed but not materially impacted by all sorts of regulations.
  • In a conflict, where there is no moral imperative, outside should not interfere materially.
  • The witnesses on both sides vary materially in their estimate.
  • How many of his students become materially wealthy, he claimed not to know.
  • Company knows to be materially short in brokering life settlements.
  • Rental income from trade or business activities in which the applicant did not materially participate.
  • This journey materially injured his health, but he rallied again on his return to rome.
British Dictionary definitions for materially


to a significant extent; considerably: his death alters the situation materially
with respect to material objects
(philosophy) with respect to substance as distinct from form
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Word Origin and History for materially

late 14c., from material (adj.) + -ly (2).

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