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Noun: reification
  1. Regarding something abstract as a material thing
    - hypostatization, hypostatisation [Brit]
  2. Representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
    "according to Marx, treating labour as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual";
    - depersonalization, depersonalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: reifications

Type of: objectification

Encyclopedia: Reification