immaterialism

[ im-uh-teer-ee-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌɪm əˈtɪər i əˌlɪz əm /

noun

the doctrine that there is no material world, but that all things exist only in and for minds.
the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings exist.

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Origin of immaterialism

1705–15; immaterial + -ism, modeled on materialism

OTHER WORDS FROM immaterialism

im·ma·te·ri·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immaterialism

immaterialism
/ (ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm) /

noun philosophy

the doctrine that the material world exists only in the mind
the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings existSee also idealism (def. 3)

Derived forms of immaterialism

immaterialist, noun
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