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Meaning & Definition of Immaterial in English

English

Immaterial

/ɪmətɪriəl/

adjective

1. Of no importance or relevance especially to a law case

  • "An objection that is immaterial after the fact"
    synonym:
  • immaterial

2. Without material form or substance

  • "An incorporeal spirit"
    synonym:
  • incorporeal
  • ,
  • immaterial

3. Not consisting of matter

  • "Immaterial apparitions"
  • "Ghosts and other immaterial entities"
    synonym:
  • immaterial
  • ,
  • nonmaterial

4. Not pertinent to the matter under consideration

  • "An issue extraneous to the debate"
  • "The price was immaterial"
  • "Mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
    synonym:
  • extraneous
  • ,
  • immaterial
  • ,
  • impertinent
  • ,
  • orthogonal

5. (often followed by `to') lacking importance

  • Not mattering one way or the other
  • "Whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)"
  • "What others think is altogether indifferent to him"
    synonym:
  • immaterial
  • ,
  • indifferent