Definition of "reification" [reification]

  • 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. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."