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materiality
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
significance

in accounting:  information would have no impact on the decision-maker can be treated in the easiest manner

in law:  significant facts
  • It was a folly, with the materiality of this daily life pressing so intrusively upon me, to attempt to fling myself back into another age, or to insist on creating the semblance of a world out of airy matter, when, at every moment, the impalpable beauty of my soap-bubble was broken by the rude contact of some actual circumstance.
    Introductory (81% in)

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