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English Dictionary: materialism by the DICT Development Group
2 results for materialism
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
materialism
n
  1. a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters
    Synonym(s): materialism, philistinism
  2. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
    Synonym(s): materialism, physicalism
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Materialism \Ma*te"ri*al*ism\, n. [Cf. F. mat[82]rialisme.]
      1. The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and
            tenets.
  
                     The irregular fears of a future state had been
                     supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus.
                                                                              --Buckminster.
  
      2. The tendency to give undue importance to material
            interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.
  
      3. Material substances in the aggregate; matter. [R. & Obs.]
            --A. Chalmers.
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