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Immaterial

Describing any circumstance or outcome of little to no importance. For example, a price movement in a stock of a single penny one way or another is almost always immaterial to the company's continued operations.

immaterial

Of so little importance or relevance as to have no significant impact on an outcome. For example, a firm may be engaged in a lawsuit involving such an insignificant amount of money that the lawsuit's outcome will not appreciably affect the firm. Thus, the lawsuit and its potential results are immaterial to the preparation of the firm's financial statements. Compare material.
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11) Having rightly detected the tension between the immateriality of thinking and the apparent materiality of a thinking person in this claim, most scholars tend to be satisfied with identifying the ambiguous status of the human intellect as the only solution Aquinas can offer.
Subjectivity in relation to objectivity has to be taught in architectural education; and an architect learns to provide for the immateriality of space by learning through materiality.
We have already seen that the absolute immateriality of angels and demons definitively prevails in the theological discourse from the second half of thirteenth century onward, thus offering an orthodox framework that the subtle nuances suggested by the Franciscan school fail to alter.
First, condoning managerial misstatements on the basis of immateriality arguably has a negative impact on investor confidence because whenever courts find a misstatement to be immaterial as a matter of law they are effectively concluding that shareholders will receive no relief even where the statement was made with full knowledge of its falsity and with the requisite intent to defraud.
In the case of the electronic sphere of being, we speak of the immateriality, therefore we can speak of beings whose existence is immaterial, in contrast to physicality.
The origins of the form predate contemporary resistance to the world of uploaded, socially networked, infinitely replicated memories, and its appeal is far deeper than mere resistance to the immateriality of modern communication.
The first type consists of representations that visualize invisible and impalpable spirit forms through reliance on conventions such as whiteness, ethereality, and translucency to represent the immateriality of spirits and souls.
There are many other aspects, new or less new, legal or economic that are not covered here, from copyright, intellectual protection, the immateriality of some cultural or heritage phenomena (the dervishes in Turkey, cultural tourism in general) to two-sided markets, multi-sided platforms, and the act of creation.
It would be edifying to engage in a forum on the implications of this turn, including the extinction and immateriality of "vernacular" Indeed, I read in the organization's newsletter published after this volume came out that its board of directors has voted to change the name of its journal from perspectives in Vernacular Architecture to Buildings and Landscapes.
Anyone denying our immateriality can be confronted with the unanswerable existential questions: What is free will?
shows Johanns to be an excellent theologian, erudite and discriminating in his assessment of Vedanta, appreciative, for example, of Sankara's sense of the liberative identification with God, Ramanuja's recognition of the full personhood of God, and Vallabha's exposition of devotion and the way to God by intense love--even if Johanns also ventured to correct their doctrines on creation, the immateriality of God, and the manner of divine participation in the world.
In its free-flowing plan, as in its immateriality, the Bloch Building is the perfect alternative to the massive, axial, inward-looking original.