What is the meaning of immaterial?


  • Of no importance or relevance especially to a law case.
    • usage: "an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
  • Without material form or substance.
    • usage: "an incorporeal spirit"
  • Not consisting of matter.
    • usage: "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"
  • Not pertinent to the matter under consideration.
    • usage: "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
  • Often followed by `to'. ( lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other)
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). immaterial. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/immaterial/definitions/1176125
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