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Meaning of materialism

ma•te•ri•al•ism

Pronunciation: (mu-tēr'ē-u-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
  2. the philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to material agencies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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