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materially

[muh-teer-ee-uh-lee]
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  1. to an important degree; considerably: Their endorsement didn't help materially.
  2. with reference to matter or material things and conditions; physically.
  3. Philosophy. with regard to matter or substance as distinguished from form.
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Origin of materially

1350–1400; Middle English. See material, -ly
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substantiallyphysicallypalpablyconsiderablymarkedlynoticeablyactuallybodilyobjectivelyreallycorporeallymundanelysensiblytangiblynotablyvery

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materially

adverb
  1. to a significant extent; considerablyhis death alters the situation materially
  2. with respect to material objects
  3. philosophy with respect to substance as distinct from form
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Word Origin and History for materially

adv.

late 14c., from material (adj.) + -ly (2).

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