[ uhb-jek-tuh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ əbˌdʒɛk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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the act or an instance of treating a person as an object or thing: The objectification of women in the media teaches girls that all they have to offer is their body and face, and they should expend all their effort on physical appearance.
the act or practice of regarding the natural world, or any part of it, solely as an inanimate object of study or exploitation with no intrinsic relationship to human beings: This scientific approach—the objectification of nature, an inability to look beyond its physical aspects—is what Thoreau was rebelling against during his sojourn at Walden Pond.
the act or practice of presenting an idea, feeling, or other abstraction as a concrete object that can be seen, touched, etc.: This approach to the material culture of clothing understands clothes in terms of their objectification of cultural values.
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Origin of objectification

OTHER WORDS FROM objectification

de-ob·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounnon·ob·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounself-ob·jec·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
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