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Definition of materialization

1 : the action of materializing or becoming materialized
2 : something that has been materialized especially : apparition

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Examples of materialization in a Sentence

since no one lived in the attic, the landlord suggested that the new tenant might have seen the materialization of a woman once murdered there
Recent Examples on the Web The product road map for the upcoming 24 months is, for the purposes of tech DD, the materialization of the business objectives. Bernard Fraenkel, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S sedan is the materialization of pure affluence crossed with rapturous performance. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 19 Feb. 2021 Activists, bolstered by the national attention to the crisis in Selma, saw the swift materialization of those efforts at the federal level. Syreeta Mcfadden, The Atlantic, 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of materialization

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of materialization was in 1843

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10 May 2022

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“Materialization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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