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immaterial

im·ma·te·ri·al

immaterial

pronunciation:
I m ti ri l
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not having relevance or importance; irrelevant.
That complaint is immaterial to the debate.
antonyms:
important, material, pertinent, relevant, significant
similar words:
all the same, impertinent, irrelevant
definition 2: not having a material body; incorporeal; apparitional.
antonyms:
material, physical, tangible
similar words:
spiritual
derivation: immaterially (adv.)
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The word immaterial contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.