nonmaterial

[non-muh-teer-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
not material or composed of matter.
2.
not involving, seeking, or primarily concerned with riches or material things; involving or concerned with the spiritual, intellectual, or cultural aspects of life.
3.
of or pertaining to the spirit or soul; spiritual: to minister to a person's nonmaterial needs.

Origin:
1935–40; non- + material

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Example sentences
Many of these things can not only be expressed in nonmaterial terms, they can
  be acquired by nonmaterial means.
The audit committee should inquire as to both material and nonmaterial
  differences.
Another group's shared abstract, nonmaterial, or ascribed ideas that one cannot
  know about without being told.
They should inquire as to both material and nonmaterial differences.
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