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  • 1 immaterial — im·ma·te·ri·al /ˌi mə tir ē əl/ adj: not essential, pertinent, or of consequence the jury could have discounted the medical history evidence, or while accepting its accuracy, found it immaterial Willett v. State, 911 S.W.2d 937 (1995) compare… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 immaterial — immaterial, spiritual, incorporeal are comparable when meaning not composed of matter. Immaterial is the most comprehensive of these terms because it makes the line of cleavage between itself and its opposite, material, not only clear and sharp… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Immaterial — Im ma*te ri*al ([i^]m m[.a]*t[=e] r[i^]*al), a. [Pref. im not + material: cf. F. immat[ e]riel.] 1. Not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual; disembodied. [1913 Webster] Angels are spirits immaterial and intellectual. Hooker. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 immaterial — [adj1] irrelevant extraneous, foreign, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inconsiderate, inessential, insignificant, irrelative, matter of indifference, meaningless, no big deal*, no never mind* …

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  • 5 Immaterial — (v. lat.), unkörperlich. Immaterialismus, so v.w. Spiritualismus. Immaterialist, der den Geist nicht für einen Theil der Materie hält. Immaterialität, 1) Unkörperlichkeit, Stofflosigkeit; 2) Freiheit von jeder Beschränkung durch die Materie …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Immaterial — Immateriāl (neulat.) oder immateriéll (frz.), unkörperlich, stofflos; immaterialisieren, entkörpern, vergeistigen; Immaterialismus, Lehre von der Unsterblichkeit der Seele; Immaterialität, Unkörperlichkeit; Freiheit von jeder Beschränkung durch… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Immaterial — Immaterial, lat. deutsch, unkörperlich; I.ismus, die Lehre von der Unsterblichkeit der Seele, I.ist, wer dieser Lehre anhängt; I.ität, Unkörperlichkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 immaterial — (adj.) late 14c., spiritual, incorporeal, from M.L. immaterialis not consisting of matter, spiritual, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L.L. materialis (see MATERIAL (Cf. material)). Secondary sense of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 immaterial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unimportant under the circumstances; irrelevant. 2) spiritual rather than physical. DERIVATIVES immateriality noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 immaterial — [im΄ə tir′ē əl] adj. [ME immateriel < LL immaterialis: see IN 2 & MATERIAL] 1. not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual 2. that does not matter; not pertinent; unimportant immateriality [im΄ə tir΄ēal′ə tē] n. pl. immaterialities i …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 immaterial — Not material, essential, or necessary; not important or pertinent; not decisive; of no substantial consequence; without weight; of no material significance. See also impertinence irrelevancy irrelevant allegation Compare material; material fact;… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 immaterial — Not material, essential, or necessary; not important or pertinent; not decisive; of no substantial consequence; without weight; of no material significance. See also impertinence irrelevancy irrelevant allegation Compare material; material fact;… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 immaterial — adj. 1) wholly immaterial 2) immaterial to * * * [ˌɪmə tɪ(ə)rɪəl] wholly immaterial immaterial to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 immaterial — adjective /ˌɪməˈtɪriəl/ a) Having no matter or substance. Because ghosts are immaterial, they can pass through walls. b) Irrelevant. Objection, Your Honour! The defendants criminal record is immaterial to this case. Ant: material …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 immaterial — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, quite, wholly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 immaterial — im|ma|te|ri|al [ˌıməˈtıəriəl US ˈtır ] adj 1.) not important in a particular situation = ↑irrelevant ▪ If you sign a document, it is wholly immaterial whether you have read it carefully or not. 2.) formal not having a physical body or form ▪ our… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 immaterial — im|ma|te|ri|al [ ,ımə tıriəl ] adjective not important or relevant: The difference in our ages was immaterial. Do it however you like it s immaterial to me …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 immaterial — [[t]ɪ̱mətɪ͟əriəl[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ If you say that something is immaterial, you mean that it is not important or not relevant. Whether we like him or not is immaterial. Syn: irrelevant …

    English dictionary

  • 19 immaterial — adjective 1) the difference in our ages was immaterial Syn: irrelevant, unimportant, inconsequential, insignificant, of no matter/consequence, of little account, beside the point, neither here nor there Ant: significant, important 2) the immat …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 immaterial — UK [ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəl] / US [ˌɪməˈtɪrɪəl] adjective not important or relevant The difference in our ages was immaterial. Do it however you like – it s immaterial to me …

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