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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·te·ri·al·ly, adv.
 1. In the state of matter.
    I do not mean that anything is separable from a body by fire that was not materially preexistent in it.   --Boyle.
 2. In its essence; substantially.
    An ill intention is certainly sufficient to spoil . . . an act in itself materially good.   --South.
 3. In an important manner or degree; essentially; as, it materially concerns us to know the real motives of our actions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: with respect to material aspects; "psychologically similar
             but materially different"
      2: to a significant degree; "it aided him materially in winning
         the argument"