Reify definition

rēə-fī, rā-
To regard something abstract as if it were a concrete material thing.
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To regard or treat (an abstraction) as if it had concrete or material existence.
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To treat (an abstraction) as substantially existing, or as a concrete material object.
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Origin of reify

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary