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materialismnoun [U]

 us   /məˈtɪr·i·əˌlɪz·əm/
social studies the ​belief that ​money, possessions, and ​comfort are the most ​important things to ​obtain in ​life
adjective  us   /məˌtɪr·i·əˈlɪs·tɪk/
I was a materialistic ​person, very career-oriented, with a ​largeego.
(Definition of materialism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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materialismnoun [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-centredsociety, ​preoccupied with materialism?

materialism noun [U] (PHYSICAL)

specialized social sciences, religion the ​belief that only ​physicalmatterexists and the ​spiritualworld does not
(Definition of materialism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “materialism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 实利主义, 物质主义…
in Turkish maddecilik, materyalizm…
in Russian материализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 實利主義, 物質主義…
in Polish materializm…
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