noun, plural ma·te·ri·al·i·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for materiality
There is, at the end, no comeuppance, just a sense of the stealth poison of materiality—its psychic numbing.
Materiality is a Taurus watchword and Johns incorporated various media into his work.
All the smells and the gooeyness of it all, and just the materiality of it is exciting.
The case would be governed otherwise by the principle of materiality of the breach, to which we have alluded.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
So far as the different qualities are evidences, the mind has as good a claim to materiality as the stone or wood.Absurdities of Immaterialism|Orson Pratt
This question of materiality was still a puzzle; if he himself had survived there was a chance that the firearm had done the same.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
They can be touched, weighed and measured; but their materiality is of a special sort whose vital reactions are as yet unknown.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont
The Judge did not perceive the materiality of the distinction.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
British Dictionary definitions for materiality
Word Origin and History for materiality
1520s, "that which is the matter of something," from Modern Latin materialitas, from materialis (see material (adj.)). From 1560s as "quality of being material;" 1640s as "quality of being important to matters at hand."