• WordNet 3.6
    • v materialise come into being; become reality "Her dream really materialized"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Materialise to render material: to reduce to or regard as matter: to occupy with material interests
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. materialismateria.


In literature:

Who so fit to materialise reforms as the man who had conceived them?
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
The idea which it materialises, the historical events of which it is a sign, may well arrest attention.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
But, in due course, from the one vital fact of his love for Wanda other facts materialised.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
To their intense disgust he failed to materialise.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 1, 1920" by Various
If it materialises I shall be most popular.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 27, 1920" by Various
He materialised a cold turkey, a brown loaf, and some tomatoes; and he even achieved table-napkins.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
It must not, however, be supposed that in this case the materialisations went on only whilst we were singing.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
It could not materialise itself.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The land meanwhile did not materialise.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Therefore, every time you say "I am ill," or think "I am ill," are you not helping the illness to materialise?
"Three Things" by Elinor Glyn

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.

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