American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To regard or treat (an abstraction) as if it had concrete or material existence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make into a thing; make real or material; consider as a thing.
- v. consider an abstract concept to be real
- Back-formation from reification, calque from German. Formed as Latin rēs ("thing") + -ify (English suffix). (Wiktionary)
- Latin rēs, rē-, thing; see rē- in Indo-European roots + -fy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I implemented my lazymap library in terms reify where gen-class was required before.”
“Factor analysis is harmless as data reduction, but it is tempting to "reify" the factors, to suppose that they are the hidden causes behind the observations.”
“The usual inclination, however, is to reify, sometimes magnify, differences, especially when we consider culture and violence.”
“It is easy to reify the categories—German and Jew, Hutu and Tutsi, Turk and Armenian, Catholic Irish and Protestant Irish—but difficult to flesh them out.”
“No, Obama has thrown down the gauntlet, and is trying to reify the sloganeering of the 1960s.”
“I have been witness to efforts by some in the Middle East to twist and distort comments made by American policymakers, Israeli leaders, and others in order to reify their fantastic but unreal constructs explaining some international event or accident or decision.”
“A law student might even claim that it does more than reify our sins, but that it alsodispenses justice, if it were not for the fact that not only the greedy now suffer.”
“Markus might as well have been describing the existential state of a burgeoning class of male poets who use masculine-coded grammar, syntax, diction, rhythm, and rhetoric to reify the terminally-compromised state of masculinity in the present era.”
“This is done in order to reify that binary and make it appear to be "natural," rather than arbitrary.”
“When Helen posted the headline ‘Cis man murders woman’ recently it * was* surprising, because it de-familiarised the usual power imbalances that journalists just unthinkingly reify.”
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