Definitions for immaterialˌɪm əˈtɪər i əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
im•ma•te•ri•alˌɪm əˈtɪər i əl(adj.)
of no essential consequence; unimportant.
not material; incorporeal; spiritual.
Origin of immaterial:
1350–1400; ME < ML
of no importance or relevance especially to a law case
"an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
without material form or substance
"an incorporeal spirit"
not consisting of matter
"immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal(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"
(often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other
"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"
Having no matter or substance.
Because ghosts are immaterial, they can pass through walls.
Objection, Your Honour! The defendant's criminal record is immaterial to this case.
not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual; disembodied
of no substantial consequence; without weight or significance; unimportant; as, it is wholly immaterial whether he does so or not