AskDefine | Define materiality

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1 relevance requiring careful consideration [ant: immateriality]
2 the quality of being physical; consisting of matter [syn: physicalness, corporeality] [ant: immateriality, immateriality]

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  1. The quality of being material; having a physical existence.
  2. The quality of being of consequence to a legal decision.

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Materiality can refer to distinct concepts in different professions and areas of study:

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