materialism Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Definition of “materialism” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [U]
the belief that having money and possessions is the most important thing in lifeGreedy
/məˌtɪəriəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective
believing in materialismGreedy
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…
(Definition of materialism from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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