materially

[muh-teer-ee-uh-lee]

adverb

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.

Nearby words

  1. materialist,
  2. materialistic,
  3. materiality,
  4. materialization,
  5. materialize,
  6. materials,
  7. materials handling,
  8. materials science,
  9. materiel,
  10. maternal

Origin of materially

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

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British Dictionary definitions for materially

materially

adverb

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

materially

adv.

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

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