from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being material.
- n. Physical substance; matter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being material; having a physical existence.
- n. The quality of being of consequence to a legal decision.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being material; material existence; corporeity.
- n. Importance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being material; physical constitution or organization; corporeity: as, the old belief in the materiality of heat.
- n. A material thing; material substance.
- n. Material character; coarseness; grossness.
- n. The perception of material substance by the mind; that factor in cognition which is recognized as material.
- n. The quality of being material; importance; essentiality: as, the materiality of testimony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
- n. relevance requiring careful consideration
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McKenna: Proof of materiality is likely to have a disproportionate effect in screening out claims against noncommercial speech, actually.
Lemley: The advantage of materiality is flexibility: lets you prove your harm.
Lemley: Briefly, yes materiality is a standard and not a rule.
Although a trace of the earth's materiality is evident in the ancient temple's marble and in the natural environment which surrounds it, nature's physis is completely subsumed in the painting by the shoes 'utility, the peasant woman's world, and the decontextualized nature of the art object itself.
The Power Aware Cord represents a different approach to green design - one not necessarily rooted in materiality, but focused on user experience and the visual representation of relevant issues.
The anticlimactic sinewave of which de Man's notion of materiality is part is tonal evidence for how de Man reception might interpret it: the message of the larger narrative is that we are (only) what we are, that the world is what it is — which is not to say that we know what it is.
I can tell, the Cohen-Cohen-Miller angle on materiality is the wrong end of materialist criticism: it retranscendentalizes materialism rather than understanding materialism as something that detranscendentalizes form.
Guillory usually gets his terms right, but as noted his discussion of materiality is conducted at some distance from the pertinent texts, and when he speaks of the
In de Man's last essays, this equivalent always turns out to be what he calls the materiality of inscription, the prosaic materiality of the letter.
The use of cut pebble flooring throughout the house, decks and terraces continues the indoor-outdoor materiality, which is amplified when the glass walls slide away.