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v. ma·te·ri·al·ized, ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing, ma·te·ri·al·iz·es
1. To come into existence; become real: Their support on the eastern flank did not materialize.
2. To appear, especially suddenly: "As they plunged down the highway, hazy purple mountains materialized" (Tom Bissell). See Synonyms at appear.
3. To take physical form or shape. Used especially of a spirit or ghost.
1. To cause to become real or actual: By building the house, we materialized a dream.
2. To cause to become materialistic: "Inequality has the natural and necessary effect ... of materializing our upper class, vulgarizing our middle class, and brutalizing our lower class" (Matthew Arnold).

ma·te′ri·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.materialization - the process of coming into beingmaterialization - the process of coming into being; becoming reality; "the materialization of her dream"
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
2.materialization - an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)materialization - an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
appearance - the event of coming into sight
3.materialization - 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"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
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1. The condition of being in full force or operation:
2. The condition of being fulfilled:
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nVerkörperung f; (of ghosts)Materialisation f
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(məˈtiəriəl) noun
1. anything out of which something is, or may be, made. Tables are usually made from solid material such as wood.
2. cloth. I'd like three metres of blue woollen material.
1. consisting of solid(s), liquid(s), gas(es) or any combination of these. the material world.
2. belonging to the world; not spiritual. He wanted material things like money, possessions and power.
3. essential or important. evidence that is material to his defence.
maˈterially adverb
to a great or important extent. Circumstances have changed materially.
maˈterialize, maˈterialise verb
1. to take solid or bodily form. The figure materialized as we watched with astonishment.
2. (of something expected or hoped for) to happen. I don't think her plans will materialize.
maˌterialiˈzation, maˌterialiˈsation noun
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"Granting the possibility of spiritual apparition and even materialization, yet the apparition and materialization of a half-gallon brown clay jug--a piece of coarse, heavy pottery evolved from nothing--that is hardly thinkable."
Every now and then the rear guard and the white men cast apprehensive glances rearward as though momentarily expecting the materialization of some long expected danger from that quarter.
"Then came the creation of mind-people, or rather the materialization of imaginings.
He never expected any tangible evidence of their existence after death; he did not believe that they had the power either for good or for evil other than the effect that their example while living might have had upon following generations; he did not believe therefore in the materialization of dead spirits.
ICCI termed it a positive development as its materialization would start a new era of industrialization in the country.
Islamabad -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan is fulfilling the promise made to people by ensuring rule of law in the country.In a tweet, she said confiscation of properties illegally owned by Sharif family is materialization of the dream of recovery of looted wealth.
It noted that it was still unclear whether Qatar's financial support would serve as an early signal of the materialization of pledges from other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, specifically from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The residents will be able to buy or rent properties on more flexible terms and conditions as record 41,000 residential units are expected to come online this year due to higher materialization rate of projects ahead of Expo 2020.
"Implementation of this plot (Deal of Century) is a big blow to Palestine, and resistance groups and vigilant regional nations will prevent materialization of this ominous intention," Shamkhani underlined.
In his reply, the Attorney General requested some time for materialization of the legal cover to prevent imposition of taxes on mobile cards.
The Chief Secretary defined that these points on materialization could help to save the country from any untoward situation.