- 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