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reify

[ ree-uh-fahy, rey- ]
/ 藞ri 蓹藢fa瑟, 藞re瑟- /
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verb (used with object), re路i路fied, re路i路fy路ing.
to convert into or regard as a concrete thing: to reify a concept.
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Origin of reify

First recorded in 1850鈥55; from Latin r膿(s) 鈥渢hing鈥 + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM reify

re路i路fi路ca路tion [ree-uh-fuh-key-shuhn, rey-], /藢ri 蓹 f蓹藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n, 藞re瑟-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reify

reify
/ (藞ri藧瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to consider or make (an abstract idea or concept) real or concrete

Derived forms of reify

reification, nounreificatory, adjectivereifier, noun

Word Origin for reify

C19: from Latin r膿s thing; compare deify
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