hypostatization

hypostatize

[hahy-pos-tuh-tahyz, hi-]
verb (used with object), hypostatized, hypostatizing.
to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.
Also, especially British, hypostatise.


Origin:
1820–30; < Greek hypostat(ós) (see hypostatic) + -ize

hypostatization, noun
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hypostatize or hypostatise (haɪˈpɒstəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to regard or treat as real
2.  to embody or personify
 
hypostatise or hypostatise
 
vb
 
hypostati'zation or hypostatise
 
n
 
hypostati'sation or hypostatise
 
n

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