reification

noun
re·​ifi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌrā-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce reification (audio) , ˌrē- \

Definition of reification

: the process or result of reifying

Examples of reification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Does the reification of objectivity and detachment in the discipline serve to reinforce status hierarchies more than produce sound science? WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: Doubting Objectivity," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of reification

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Reification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reification. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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