materialisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n materialisation something that comes into existence as a result "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring","this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
    • n materialisation an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    • n materialisation the process of coming into being; becoming reality "the materialization of her dream"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • materialisation See materialization, materialize.
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Usage

In literature:

The phantom farms have materialised.
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
It was my task to de-sensualise and de-materialise myself; then the spirits took on shape and form.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
With others the love of accumulation has a strange power of materialising, narrowing and hardening.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
I ask myself almost daily: how does the External World exist, materialised in mid-air, apart from my perceptions?
"More Trivia" by Logan Pearsall Smith
Figures which delight children are never wholly symbolic, mere virtues and vices materialised as personages of the anecdote.
"Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White
It is of a fortune that was promised and never materialised.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
He was more startled still when the figure of the old Court Chamberlain suddenly materialised in the centre of the room.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Nor had the promised saddle horse materialised.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Thinkers who materialise mental experience have no room in their theory for the sub-conscious.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
The day which they had dreamed of was about to materialise.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
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In news:

Athens has been haggling for weeks over 12 billion euros of cutbacks that its European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders have refused to sign off on over fears that some of the proposed savings are unlikely to materialise.
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In science:

Right above αc (⋄) two separate regions begin to materialise.
Random Geometric Graphs
Nevertheless, the materialisation into something useful via such an ingredient, requires a crucial step involving a careful decomposition of the quantity analogous to E(ρ) (in the one-dimensional case) entering the de finition of the effective criterion.
Ballisticity conditions for random walk in random environment
The motivating for using the object paradigm at the integration is that it has proven to be successful in complex data modelling . – The construction generates a data warehouse as a materialised view over the global source. It is not organised according to a multidimensional model .
Towards Conceptual Multidimensional Design in Decision Support Systems
The flux is predicted for the first CO lines of the rotational ladder, materialised each by a circle (they are joined by a line only to guide the eye).
Galaxy Evolution with ALMA
Uncertainty in the data is materialised by uncertainty in the constraint coefficients. A coefficient in a constraint may be certain (its value is known) or uncertain (value not known).
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
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