Etymology
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reification (n.)

1846, "mental act of materializing (a person or concept), objectivization, the regarding or treating of an idea as a thing," from Latin re-, stem of res "thing" (see re), + -fication "a making or causing." In Marxist writing, "depersonalization," translating German Verdinglichung.

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Definitions of reification

reification (n.)
regarding something abstract as a material thing;
Synonyms: hypostatization / hypostatisation
reification (n.)
representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality;
according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual
Synonyms: depersonalization / depersonalisation
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