Definition of materially in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈtirēəlē/


1 [often as submodifier] Substantially; considerably: materially different circumstances
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  • So you do not contend that the circumstances are materially different?
  • The circumstances were not materially different from those at the time of the negative screening opinion.
  • The Secretary of State considers that you have materially embellished your account, concealing material facts.
2In terms of wealth or material possessions: a materially and culturally rich area
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  • He or she will hope to explore his or her full potential in every way, not only materially but also culturally, sexually and spiritually.
  • Nevertheless, stringers perceive of A Team life as culturally distant and materially ideal.
  • Fluctuations in the exchange rate which materially effect the value of European investments are eliminated through currency hedging.

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Syllabification: ma·te·ri·al·ly

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