materialisation

World English Dictionary
materialize or materialise (məˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) 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.  (intr) 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
 
materialise or materialise
 
vb
 
materiali'zation or materialise
 
n
 
materiali'sation or materialise
 
n
 
ma'terializer or materialise
 
n
 
ma'terialiser or materialise
 
n

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materialisation

noun
1. the process of coming into being; becoming reality; "the materialization of her dream" [syn: materialization
2. an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit) [syn: materialization
3. something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts" [syn: offspring
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