- ma|te|ri|al|ly [məˈtıəriəli US -ˈtır-] adv1.) formal in a big enough or strong enough way to change a situation▪ This would materially affect US security.2.) [sentence adverb]in relation to possessions and money, rather than the needs of a person's mind or soul≠ ↑spiritually▪ Materially, we are better off than ever before.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.