1. Not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual; disembodied.
Angels are spirits immaterial and intellectual. --Hooker.
2. Of no substantial consequence; without weight or significance; unimportant; as, it is wholly immaterial whether he does so or not.
Syn: -- Unimportant; inconsequential; insignificant; inconsiderable; trifling.
adj 1: of no importance or relevance especially to a law case; "an
objection that is immaterial after the fact" [ant: material]
2: without material form or substance; "an incorporeal spirit"
[syn: incorporeal] [ant: corporeal]
3: not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts
and other immaterial entities" [syn: nonmaterial] [ant:
4: not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue
extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial";
"mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming
to the point" [syn: extraneous, impertinent, orthogonal]
5: (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering
one way or the other; "whether you choose to do it or not
is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)";
"what others think is altogether indifferent to him" [syn: