What does immaterial mean?

Definitions for immaterialˌɪm əˈtɪər i əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word immaterial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. immaterial(adj)

    of no importance or relevance especially to a law case

    "an objection that is immaterial after the fact"

  2. incorporeal, immaterial(adj)

    without material form or substance

    "an incorporeal spirit"

  3. immaterial, nonmaterial(adj)

    not consisting of matter

    "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"

  4. 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"

  5. immaterial, indifferent(adj)

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. immaterial(Adjective)

    Having no matter or substance.

    Because ghosts are immaterial, they can pass through walls.

  2. immaterial(Adjective)

    Irrelevant.

    Objection, Your Honour! The defendant's criminal record is immaterial to this case.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immaterial(adj)

    not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual; disembodied

  2. Immaterial(adj)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immaterial

    im-a-tē′ri-al, adj. not consisting of matter: incorporeal: unimportant.—v.t. Immatē′rialise, to separate from matter.—ns. Immate′rialism, the doctrine that there is no material substance; Immatē′rialist, one who believes in this; Immaterial′ity, the quality of being immaterial or of not consisting of matter.—adv. Immatē′rially.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immaterial in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immaterial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bobby Jindal:

    The level of the President's love for our country is immaterial at this juncture.

  2. Mike Vanderboegh:

    Here you have a guy who believes Cliven Bundy's on a mission from God. What The Hammonds want and what the community wants is immaterial.

  3. Hironobu Yamaguchi:

    Last year in pay talks we reminded the company about Abe's call for higher wages, but management told us it was immaterial, we expect the same answer this year.

  4. John Roberts:

    It has specifically provided that it is a crime to lie under oath in the naturalization process, even about an immaterial matter, and it has provided that certain of those immaterial lies are categorical bars to naturalization.

  5. Justice Department lawyer Robert Parker:

    Congress has specifically attended to all false statements under oath in these types of proceedings, it has specifically provided that it is a crime to lie under oath in the naturalization process, even about an immaterial matter, and it has provided that certain of those immaterial lies are categorical bars to naturalization.

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