reification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reification representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality "according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual"
    • n reification regarding something abstract as a material thing
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reification Materialization; objectivization; externalization; conversion of the abstract into the concrete; the regarding or treating of an idea as a thing, or as if a tiling.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reification rē-if-i-kā′shun materialisation
    • ***