Definition of "reification" [reification]

  • (noun) The consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living.
  • (noun) The consideration of a human being as an impersonal object.
  • (noun) Process that makes out of a non-computable/addressable object a computable/addressable one.

Use "reification" in a sentence

  • "Actually, I never said that before, and I had to look up the word reification, but you get the idea."
  • "Home and thus Tony White consider this obsession with harmony - usually understood politically under the term 'reification' - an error of one-sidedness."
  • "Now and again, you political science folks really ought to learn some history, stuff that it outside your comfort zone in reification."

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