Ma*te"ri*al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. mat'erialisme.]


The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets.

The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus. Buckminster.


The tendency to give undue importance to material interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.


Material substances in the aggregate; matter.

[R. & Obs.]

A. Chalmers.


© Webster 1913.

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