nonmaterial culture

noun Sociology.

the aggregate of values, mores, norms, etc., of a society; the ideational structure of a culture that provides the values and meanings by which it functions.

Nearby words

  1. nonliterary,
  2. nonliterate,
  3. nonlocal,
  4. nonmatching,
  5. nonmaterial,
  6. nonmedical,
  7. nonmedullated fiber,
  8. nonmember,
  9. nonmetal,
  10. nonmetallic

Origin of nonmaterial culture

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019