Materialization



[muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz] /məˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz/

verb (used without object), materialized, materializing.
1.
to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out:
Our plans never materialized.
2.
to assume or bodily form; become corporeal:
The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
verb (used with object), materialized, materializing.
3.
to give form to; realize:
to materialize an ambition.
4.
to invest with attributes:
to materialize abstract ideas with metaphors.
5.
to make physically perceptible; cause (a spirit or the like) to appear in bodily form.
6.
to render .
/məˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to become fact; actually happen: our hopes never materialized
2.
to invest or become invested with a physical shape or form
3.
to cause (a spirit, as of a dead person) to appear in material form or (of a spirit) to appear in such form
4.
(intransitive) to take shape; become tangible: after hours of discussion, the project finally began to materialize
5.
(physics) to form (material particles) from energy, as in pair production
n.

1822, noun of action from materialize.
v.

1710, “represent as material,” from material (adj.) + -ize. Meaning “appear in bodily form” is 1880, in spiritualism. Related: Materialized; materializing.

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