materialism

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From French matérialisme; surface etymology is material +‎ -ism.

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materialism (countable and uncountable, plural materialisms)

  1. Constant concern over material possessions and wealth; a great or excessive regard for worldly concerns.
    • Buckminster
      The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus.
  2. (philosophy) The philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.
  3. (obsolete, rare) Material substances in the aggregate; matter.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of A. Chalmers to this entry?)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

materiell +‎ -ism

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materialism c

  1. materialism

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