- to an important degree; considerably: Their endorsement didn't help materially.
- with reference to matter or material things and conditions; physically.
- Philosophy. with regard to matter or substance as distinguished from form.
Origin of materially
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Examples from the Web for materially
The Innocence Project has reduced it, morally and materially.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
And there are allies in both regions that we should continue to support not just morally, but materially and militarily.After Bipartisan Bush-Obama Blundering, Let’s Try a Libertarian Foreign Policy
July 16, 2014
This materially affects what can be revealed about the behavior of batteries during testing.NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly
May 28, 2014
The “Buffett Rule” does not materially reduce mounting deficits, though it does enshrine notions of fairness in the tax code.Obama: Rich Need to Pay Up
September 19, 2011
But neither one is materially worse than any subset of office drones in any other workplace in the country.The Government's Porn Problem
Jonathan V. Last
May 27, 2010
For he was ponderous, spiritually and mentally, as well as materially.Within the Law
That night the gale broke, and before morning it had materially moderated.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Furthermore, railroad building has since then been materially cheapened.The Railroad Question
In their ways they had not materially changed for a hundred years.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
The bill could not be made over or materially amended in the House.
- to a significant extent; considerablyhis death alters the situation materially
- with respect to material objects
- philosophy with respect to substance as distinct from form
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Word Origin and History for materially
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