the truth-functional connective that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences and assigns the value false to it only when its antecedent is true and its consequent false, without consideration of relevance; loosely corresponds to the English if … then
a compound sentence formed with this connective
[mas-ti-gof-er-uh] /ˌmæs tɪˈgɒf ər ə/ noun 1. a phylum of protozoans comprising nonphotosynthetic, chiefly free-living flagellates: some species are important pathogens of humans and other animals.
noun a fear of being whipped, flogged, or otherwise punished Word Origin related to mastigophorous ‘scourge-bearing’
[muh-teer-ee-uh-lis-tik] /məˌtɪər i əˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. 2. adhering to the philosophy of , a theory that regards matter as constituting the universe and all its phenomena. adj. 1829, from materialist + -ic. Related: Materialistically.
[muh-teer-ee-al-i-tee] /məˌtɪər iˈæl ɪ ti/ noun, plural materialities for 2. 1. nature or quality. 2. something . /məˌtɪərɪˈælɪtɪ/ noun 1. the state or quality of being physical or material 2. substance; matter n. 1520s, “that which is the matter of something,” from Modern Latin materialitas, from materialis (see material (adj.)). From 1560s as “quality of […]