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Reification (from Latin res „thing“ and facere „make“) Is the process of reconceptualization of the immaterial, or abstract, by regarding it as a material construct, force, or value. bringing something into being, or making something concrete, and may refer to:
- Reification (computer science), the creation of a data model
- Reification (fallacy), the fallacy of treating an abstraction as if it were a real thing
- Reification (knowledge representation), the representation of facts and/or assertions
- Reification (linguistics), the transformation of a natural-language statement such that actions and events represented by it become quantifiable variables
- Reification (Marxism), the consideration of an abstraction of an object as if it had living existence and abilities
- Reification (statistics), the use of an idealized model to make inferences linking results from a model with experimental observations
- Reification, the perception of an object as having more spatial information than is present
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