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dematerialization

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of de-materializing, or divesting of material qualities.
  • noun In mod. spiritualism, the alleged act or process of dissolving and vanishing after materialization (which see).
  • noun Also spelled dematerialisation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act or process of dematerializing

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Examples

  • What has been happening is a technological and social response that has sometimes been called dematerialization, or ephemeralization – a process in which information and other immaterial inputs are being substituted for many material inputs.

    Capital

  • It's hard to argue with the point that it beats "disappear" and "vanish," which "suggest dematerialization, which is rare."

    IsThatLegal?

  • The planks also suggest a process of dematerialization, which is immediately contradicted by the fencelike structure behind them and on which the objects are hooked, in turn giving emphasis to the wall.

    artforum.com

  • There's no doubt the "dematerialization" of information, brought about by the

    Interviews (1998-2001)

  • There's no doubt the "dematerialization" of information, brought about by the

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • This "dematerialization" phenomenon of the car is generated by the intrinsic motion of the form, which means the car looks like it is moving even when it is standing still.

    Top Speed

  • Indeed, the Kindle, Nook and other e-reader devices are examples of "dematerialization," putting into digital form what would normally be delivered physically.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • This "dematerialization" phenomenon of the car is generated by the intrinsic motion of the form, which means the car looks like it is moving even when it is standing still.

    Car Body Design - News

  • Jonathan Koomey of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Stanford is one of the world's reigning experts on "dematerialization," which he defines as two things.

    WebWorkerDaily

  • Emissions reductions from "dematerialization," the category under which teleworking and video conferencing fall, account for just 0.9 percent of the total potential emissions reduction in its scenario, while video conferencing on its own accounts for just

    GigaOM Network

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