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materialism

noun [U] uk   /məˈtɪə.ri.ə.lɪ.zəm/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/

materialism noun [U] (MONEY)

C2 the belief that having money and possessions is the most important thing in life: So have we become a self-centred society, preoccupied with materialism?

materialism noun [U] (PHYSICAL)

specialized social sciences, religion the belief that only physical matter exists and the spiritual world does not
Translations of “materialism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 實利主義, 物質主義…
in Russian материализм…
in Turkish maddecilik, materyalizm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 实利主义, 物质主义…
in Polish materializm…
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