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materiality Line breaks: ma¦teri|al¦ity
Pronunciation: /məˈtɪərɪˈalɪti/

Definition of materiality in English:

noun (plural materialities)

[mass noun]
1The quality of being composed of matter: the exhibition explores the materiality of the body
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  • First, the intangibility of speech better mirrors the materiality of ultimate reality (which is abstract, not concrete).
  • Through encountering the materiality of the site the woman encounters her own materiality in a new way and with renewed intensity.
  • Instead, subjectivity is constructed, coded and actively stretched across the materiality of networks.
1.1 Law The quality of being relevant or significant: the applicant must establish materiality on the balance of probabilities
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  • Give them equal significance; each is of equal materiality and significance.
  • Its materiality could only have the quality of materiality if it did more than record the bare fact that this was, in fact, a lease without the mortgagee's consent.
  • The Tribunal must consider the materiality and substantiality of the employer's reason.
1.2 [count noun] A material quality or thing: giving a materiality to space
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  • By envisaging mise en scène within the terms of this ‘porous interface’ between spectator and the material, the materialities of cinematic experience are understood as intrinsically linked with the affective power of cinema.
  • We should assume that, in engaging in civic life, we are responding to more than just the bare materialities of our daily lives.
  • Victorian culture took seriously the materialities of visiting card practice as the exchange and expression of symbolic capital.

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