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See also: réification
reification (plural reifications)
- The consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living.
- The consideration of a human being as an impersonal object.
- (programming) Process that makes a computable/addressable object out of a non-computable/addressable one.
Consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living
Consideration of a human being as an impersonal object
programming: Process that makes out of a non-computable/addressable object a computable/addressable one