简明英汉词典

immaterial
[7imE5tiEriEl]
adj.
非实质的

美国传统词典[双解]

immaterial
im.ma.te.ri.al
AHD:[1m”…-t?r“?-…l]
D.J.[7im*6ti*i8*l]
K.K.[7!m*6t!ri*l]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Of no importance or relevance; inconsequential or irrelevant.
不重要的,无关紧要的

(2)

Having no material body or form.
没有物质实体和形态的

继承用法

immaterially
adv.(副词)

immaterialness
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

immaterialincorporealinsubstantialmetaphysicalspiritual

(2)

The central meaning shared by these adjectives is “lacking material body, form, or substance”:
这些形容词共有的中心意思是“没有物质实体、形式或实质的”:
immaterial apparitions;
无形的幽灵;
an incorporeal spirit;
无形的精灵;
imaginary and insubstantial victories;
臆想和空想的胜利;
metaphysical forces;
抽象的力量;
spiritual beings. See also Synonyms at irrelevant material
神灵 参见同义词 irrelevantmaterial

注释
The word immaterial, meaning “of no importance or relevance,” has made its way in the world in spite of the opposition of no less a figure than Samuel Johnson. Johnson stated that “this sense has crept into the conversation and writings of barbarians; but ought to be utterly rejected.” More than two centuries later it is difficult for us to recover Johnson's strength of feeling, and this tale might in fact serve as a warning to those who believe that the usages they abominate will not survive and become standard. Although Johnson was a man of immense learning, he did not have the lexicographical resources available today. If Johnson had had access to the Oxford Latin Dictionary and the Middle English Dictionary, among other works, he would have seen that from m3, meaning “a mother,” “a plant as the source of things such as cuttings or fruit,” and “a source,” was derived the word m3, meaning “wood as a building material,” “any substance of which a physical object is made,” “the subject matter of a speech or book,” and “the condition whereby an action is effected.” The adjective m33lis} derived from m3a only meant “of or concerned with subject matter” in Classical Latin, but its descendant in Late and Medieval Latin and its descendants in Old French (materiel ) and Middle English ( material ) developed other meanings, such as “consisting of matter.” One Middle English sense, “important, relevant,” that probably harks back to senses of Classical Latin m3a such as “subject matter” continued in existence after Middle English times. So it was natural for the English word immaterial, first recorded in the 15th century, to come to mean “not important,” in spite of Johnson's wrath.
尽管不只塞缪尔·约翰逊一个人反对意思为“不重要的,无关紧要的”,immaterial 这个词还是产生了。 约翰逊声明:“这个意思偷偷出现在野蛮民族的对话和写作中;但应该遭到完全抵制。”两个多世纪之后,我们很难重新找到约翰逊强烈的感受。这个故事实际上可以算是对那些认为他们厌恶的用法不可能生存和标准化的人的一种警告。尽管约翰逊是一个博学的人,但是他没有今天可以得到的词汇学的资料。如果约翰逊除了其他著作外能得到牛津拉丁语词典 和 中古英语词典 的话, 他就能从中认识到这一点:mater , 意思为“母亲”,“作为诸如剪下的东西或水果来源的一株植物”和“来源”,是由materia , 意思为“建筑用的木材”,“用于制造物体的任何材料”,“讲话或著作的主题”和“影响一个行动的条件”而衍变而来的。形容词materalis 是由在古典拉丁语中仅仅意味着“和主题有关的” materia 衍变而来的, 但它在中古拉丁语和后期拉丁语中的衍生词和古法语中的衍生词(materiel )以及中古英语中的衍生词( material )继续发展有了其他的意思, 如“由物质组成的”。中古英语的一个意思“重要的、有关的”,很可能追溯到古典拉丁语materia 的意思如“主题”在中古英语时期之后继续存在。 因此,最早在15世纪被记录下来的英语单词immaterial 至今仍有“不重要的”的意思是很自然的, 尽管约翰逊对此很愤怒

现代英汉词典

immaterial
[ImE5tIErIEl]
adj.

(1)

不重要的
immaterial objections
不重要的反对意见
That's quite immaterial to me.
那对我无所谓。
When it happened is immaterial; I want to know why it happened.
"发生在什么时候并不重要,我要知道的是为什么会发生这种事。"

(2)

非物质的;非实体的

现代英汉综合大辞典

immaterial
[7imE5tiEriEl]
adj.

(1)

非物质的, 精神的; 无形的

(2)

不重要的, 非本质的
immaterial details
无关紧要的细节
The body is material but the soul is immaterial.
躯体是有形的, 而灵魂是无形的。

继承用法

immaterialism
[9ImE`tIErIElIzLm]
n.
非物质论, 唯心论

immaterialist
n.

immateriality
[`ImE9tIErI`AlEtI]
n.

immaterially
adv.

immaterialness
n.

[七国语言]英汉公共大词典

immaterial
无形的

美国传统词典

immaterial
im.ma.te.ri.al
AHD:[1m”…-t?r“?-…l]
D.J.[7im*6ti*i8*l]
K.K.[7!m*6t!ri*l]
adj.

(1)

Of no importance or relevance; inconsequential or irrelevant.

(2)

Having no material body or form.

继承用法

immaterially
adv.

immaterialness
n.

参考词汇

(1)

immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, metaphysical, spiritual

(2)

The central meaning shared by these adjectives is “lacking material body, form, or substance”:
immaterial apparitions;
an incorporeal spirit;
imaginary and insubstantial victories;
metaphysical forces;
spiritual beings. See also Synonyms at irrelevant material

注释
The word immaterial, meaning “of no importance or relevance,” has made its way in the world in spite of the opposition of no less a figure than Samuel Johnson. Johnson stated that “this sense has crept into the conversation and writings of barbarians; but ought to be utterly rejected.” More than two centuries later it is difficult for us to recover Johnson's strength of feeling, and this tale might in fact serve as a warning to those who believe that the usages they abominate will not survive and become standard. Although Johnson was a man of immense learning, he did not have the lexicographical resources available today. If Johnson had had access to the Oxford Latin Dictionary and the Middle English Dictionary, among other works, he would have seen that from m3, meaning “a mother,” “a plant as the source of things such as cuttings or fruit,” and “a source,” was derived the word m3, meaning “wood as a building material,” “any substance of which a physical object is made,” “the subject matter of a speech or book,” and “the condition whereby an action is effected.” The adjective m33lis} derived from m3a only meant “of or concerned with subject matter” in Classical Latin, but its descendant in Late and Medieval Latin and its descendants in Old French (materiel ) and Middle English ( material ) developed other meanings, such as “consisting of matter.” One Middle English sense, “important, relevant,” that probably harks back to senses of Classical Latin m3a such as “subject matter” continued in existence after Middle English times. So it was natural for the English word immaterial, first recorded in the 15th century, to come to mean “not important,” in spite of Johnson's wrath.

英汉船舶大词典

immaterial
n.非物质的

英汉电信大词典

immaterial
n.非物质的,不重要的

英汉法学大词典

immaterial
adj.无意义

英汉纺织大词典

immaterial
n.非物质的

英汉化学大词典

immaterial
adj.非物质的,无形的,非本质的

英汉海运大词典

immaterial
无形的,不重要的

英汉计算机大词典

immaterial
adj.非物质的(无形的,非本质的

英汉机械大词典

immaterial
n.非物质的

英汉建筑大词典

immaterial
adj.非物质的,无形的,不重要的

英汉心理学大词典

immaterial
非物质的

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