materially materially  /mə ˈtɪ ri ə li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) with respect to material aspects
  2. (adv) to a significant degree

Usage(s):

  1. Tony Karon argues that Russians, at least materially, were better off under the Soviet state.
  2. The campaign aims to set up a Development and Reconciliation Fund to allow white South Africans to acknowledge their debt to blacks materially.
  3. People embrace faith not because they are materially poor, but because they are spiritually rich.

News

  1. Oakland U. says women's coach fired over conduct

    Oakland U. says women's coach fired over conduct "Indications of conduct and behavior of the women's basketball head coach that, if true, could be malfeasance and materially adversely affect the orderly or efficient operation of the Women's Basketball Program, came to the attention of an Oakland University administrator in April," the school said. Francis, the second-winningest women's ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Despite pay raises and glowing reviews, OU says Francis fired with cause

    Oakland University issued a statement today on Beckie Francis: 'Indications of conduct and behavior of the women's basketball head coach, that if true could be malfeasance and materially adversely affect the orderly or efficient operation of the women's basketball program, came to the attention of an Oakland University administrator in April.'
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. Instead, Mrs Clinton, her outrage real or simulated, said: "People embrace faith not because they are materially poor but because they are spiritually rich. People don't need a president who looks down on them. They need a president who stands up...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: The Herald

  2. On ABC, Geithner said: "You are going to see the pace of job losses slow materially - they've already slowed significantly. They're going to slow materially further : Most private forecasters - let's use their judgment - suggest you're going to see...
    on Aug 2, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: Politico

  3. Mr Johnson, who was shown the report, said that he felt the information he had seen was "not materially different from that placed before the High Court earlier this year" when Mr McKinnon lost his earlier legal challenge.
    on Nov 27, 2009 By: Alan Johnson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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