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Reification is making something real, bringing something into being, or making something concrete.
Reification may also refer to:
- Reification (Gestalt psychology), the perception of an object as having more spatial information than is actually present
- Reification (Marxism) (German: Verdinglichung), the consideration, in Marxism, of an abstraction or an object as if it had living existence and abilities (also sometimes called "objectification", but see below)
- 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, in natural-language processing, of a natural-language statement such that actions and events represented by it become quantifiable variables
- Reification (statistics), the use of an idealized model to make inferences linking results from an actual model with experimental observations
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