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Materiality   Listen
noun
Materiality  n.  
1.
The quality or state of being material; material existence; corporeity.
2.
Importance; as, the materiality of facts.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Materiality" Quotes from Famous Books



... of greater and greater expression of life, the Hindus, on the contrary, regard life as but a period of travail and sorrow, the only light to be perceived being the expectation and hope of eventually emerging from the region of materiality, and illusion, and regaining true existence in the Spirit. The Hindus nearly all agree that this material life is occasioned by "avidya" or ignorance on the part of the soul of its own real nature and being, whereby it fails to recognize that this ...
— Reincarnation and the Law of Karma - A Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth, and Spiritual Cause and Effect • William Walker Atkinson

... painful sensations, without proceeding from exterior bodies, so the gods are images similar to those of dreams, but greater, having the human form; images which are not precisely bodies, and yet not deprived of materiality which are whatever you please, but which, in short, must be admitted, since the human race believes in gods, and since the universality of the religious sentiment is a fact which ...
— Christianity and Greek Philosophy • Benjamin Franklin Cocker

... these grounds he concludes that "as the Divine powers, so the Divine nature, must be essentially different from ours, and, consequently, no common term, except such comprehensive terms as being, nature, &c., can be properly used to express both." He further argues that "no proof of the materiality of man can be extended, by any just analogy, to a proof or evidence of a similar materiality of the Divine nature; for the properties or powers being different, the 'substance' or 'essence' (if it be any convenience to us to use such terms at ...
— Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws • James Buchanan



Words linked to "Materiality" :   corporality, incorporeality, relevance, quality, corporeality, relevancy, incorporeal, physicalness, corporeal, immateriality, reality, tangibleness, palpability, immaterial, substantiality, nonmaterial, concreteness, material, solidness



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