Reify Definition

rēə-fī, rā-
reified, reifies, reifying
To treat (an abstraction) as substantially existing, or as a concrete material object.
Webster's New World

Origin of Reify

  • Back-formation from reification, calque from German. Formed as Latin rÄ“s (“thing") +"Ž -ify (English suffix).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin rēs rē- thing rē- in Indo-European roots –fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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