hypostatization


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hy·pos·ta·tize

 (hī-pŏs′tə-tīz′)
tr.v. hy·pos·ta·tized, hy·pos·ta·tiz·ing, hy·pos·ta·tiz·es
To ascribe material existence to.

[From Greek hupostatos, placed under, substantial, from huphistasthai, to stand under, exist : hupo, beneath; see hypo- + histasthai, middle voice of histanai, to set, place; see epistasis.]

hy·pos′ta·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.hypostatization - regarding something abstract as a material thing
objectification - the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
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