Origin of material
Synonyms for material
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Examples from the Web for prematerial
Historical Examples of prematerial
But considerations arising from this involve no difficulty in ascribing to this prematerial train of events infinite duration.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays
J. (John) Joly
Word Origin for material
late 14c., "substance, matter from which a thing is made," from material (adj.).
mid-14c., "real, ordinary; earthly, drawn from the material world;" a term in scholastic philosophy and theology, from Old French material, materiel (14c.) and directly from Late Latin materialis (adj.) "of or belonging to matter," from Latin materia "matter, stuff, wood, timber" (see matter). From late 14c. as "made of matter, having material existence; material, physical, substantial;" from late 15c. as "important, relevant."