materially


materially
material NOUN 1) the matter from which something is or can be made. 2) items needed for doing or creating something. 3) cloth or fabric.
ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of or referring to physical objects rather than ideas or spirit. 2) important; essential; relevant.
DERIVATIVES materiality noun materially adverb.
ORIGIN Latin materia 'matter' , from mater 'mother' .

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  • Materially — Ma*te ri*al*ly, adv. 1. In the state of matter. [1913 Webster] I do not mean that anything is separable from a body by fire that was not materially pre[ e]xistent in it. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. In its essence; substantially. [1913 Webster] An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • materially — UK US /məˈtɪəriəli/ adverb ► in a way that relates to money and possessions: »The gross margin will continue to be materially affected by the general slowdown in the industry …   Financial and business terms

  • materially — late 14c., from MATERIAL (Cf. material) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • materially — [mə tir′ē əl ē] adv. 1. with regard to the matter, substance, or content, and not the form 2. with regard to material objects, interests, etc.; physically 3. to a great extent; substantially; considerably …   English World dictionary

  • materially — adverb 1 in a big enough or strong enough way to change a situation: This would materially affect US security. | This improvement is not materially significant. 2 in a way that concerns possessions and money, rather than the needs of a person s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • materially — adv. Materially is used with these adjectives: ↑different, ↑disadvantaged Materially is used with these verbs: ↑affect, ↑assist, ↑contribute, ↑improve …   Collocations dictionary

  • materially — ma|te|ri|al|ly [məˈtıəriəli US ˈtır ] adv 1.) formal in a big enough or strong enough way to change a situation ▪ This would materially affect US security. 2.) [sentence adverb] in relation to possessions and money, rather than the needs of a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • materially — ma|te|ri|al|ly [ mə tıriəli ] adverb 1. ) FORMAL in a major way: plans to materially alter the external appearance of the building 2. ) in a way that is related to money and possessions rather than to someone s emotional needs: We try to provide… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • materially — UK [məˈtɪərɪəlɪ] / US [məˈtɪrɪəlɪ] adverb 1) formal in a major way plans to materially alter the external appearance of the building 2) in a way that is related to money and possessions rather than to someone s emotional needs We try to provide… …   English dictionary

  • materially — /meuh tear ee euh lee/, adv. 1. to an important degree; considerably: Their endorsement didn t help materially. 2. with reference to matter or material things and conditions; physically. 3. Philos. with regard to matter or substance as… …   Universalium

  • materially — See materially, greatly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions