Definitions

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  • adjective Not material; apart from matter

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  • adjective not consisting of matter

Etymologies

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non- +‎ material

Examples

  • The vast scope of HAL's operations would imply that even "nonmaterial" off balance sheet arrangements apart from operating leases could still exist and be relatively large in dollar terms, but this is only conjecture.

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  • The first four absorption experiences, called rupa, involve a material orientation, whereas the last four, called Arupa, are nonmaterial.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • The first three laws describe the behavior of the material "half" of reality; the other three describe the behavior of the nonmaterial "half" - i.e., the systems from which all qualities in nature emerge.

    Bill Shireman: What I Learned from My Dead Grandfather

  • They stood, packed too-tightly together in the autumn sun (many unable to see or hear the event), driven to the District by something inchoate: a material event promising only nonmaterial dividends.

    Adam Chandler: Whither Jon Stewart?

  • The first three laws describe the behavior of the material "half" of reality; the other three describe the behavior of the nonmaterial "half" - i.e., the systems from which all qualities in nature emerge.

    Bill Shireman: Science, Religion, and Sustainability: Lessons from My Grandfather

  • The first three laws describe the behavior of the material "half" of reality; the other three describe the behavior of the nonmaterial "half" - i.e., the systems from which all qualities in nature emerge.

    Bill Shireman: What I Learned from My Dead Grandfather

  • They stood, packed too-tightly together in the autumn sun (many unable to see or hear the event), driven to the District by something inchoate: a material event promising only nonmaterial dividends.

    Adam Chandler: Whither Jon Stewart?

  • They stood, packed too-tightly together in the autumn sun (many unable to see or hear the event), driven to the District by something inchoate: a material event promising only nonmaterial dividends.

    Adam Chandler: Whither Jon Stewart?

  • Beyond the dimensions of space and time, mathematics inhabits a nonmaterial realm, one that is eternal, unchanging, and ever true.

    SuperCooperators

  • They stood, packed too-tightly together in the autumn sun (many unable to see or hear the event), driven to the District by something inchoate: a material event promising only nonmaterial dividends.

    Adam Chandler: Whither Jon Stewart?

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