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- n. the act or process of dematerializing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of de-materializing, or divesting of material qualities.
- n. In mod. spiritualism, the alleged act or process of dissolving and vanishing after materialization (which see).
- n. Also spelled dematerialisation.
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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.
It's hard to argue with the point that it beats "disappear" and "vanish," which "suggest dematerialization, which is rare."
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.
There's no doubt the "dematerialization" of information, brought about by the
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.
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.
Indeed, the Kindle, Nook and other e-reader devices are examples of "dematerialization," putting into digital form what would normally be delivered physically.
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
A "dematerialization" of economic activity requires far less mining and logging, and thus permits a sharp reduction in their environmental impacts.
"dematerialization," in which people spend a smaller share of their income on energy and other goods as they become richer and learn to use energy and other resources more efficiently.