materialization

materialize

[muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz]
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 material or bodily form; become corporeal: The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
verb (used with object), materialized, materializing.
3.
to give material form to; realize: to materialize an ambition.
4.
to invest with material 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 materialistic.
Also, especially British, materialise.


Origin:
1700–10; material + -ize

materialization, noun
materializer, noun
rematerialization, noun
rematerialize, verb, rematerialized, rematerializing.
unmaterialized, adjective


1. emerge, show, rise, issue.
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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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materialize
appear in bodily form, 1880, in spiritualism, from material + -ize. Related: Materialized.
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