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Pronunciation:  `im'uteereeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"
  2. [adj]  without material form or substance; "an incorporeal spirit"
  3. [adj]  lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; often followed by"to"; "whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)"; "what others think is altogether indifferent to him"
  4. [adj]  of no importance or relevance especially to a law case; "an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
  5. [adj]  not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"

IMMATERIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bodiless, discorporate, disembodied, extraneous, impertinent, incorporeal, indifferent, intangible, irrelevant, nonmaterial, nonphysical, spiritual, unbodied, unembodied, unimportant
 Antonyms: corporeal, material
 See Also: insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

         Angels are spirits immaterial and intellectual.

2. Of no substantial consequence; without weight or
   significance; unimportant; as, it is wholly immaterial
   whether he does so or not.

Syn: Unimportant; inconsequential; insignificant;
     inconsiderable; trifling.

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