hypostatization
noun see hypostatize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hypostatization — noun regarding something abstract as a material thing • Syn: ↑hypostatisation, ↑reification • Derivationally related forms: ↑reify (for: ↑reification), ↑hypostatise (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypostatization — See hypostatize. * * * …   Universalium

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  • hypostatization — hy·pos·ta·ti·za·tion …   English syllables

  • hypostatize — hypostatization, n. /huy pos teuh tuyz , hi /, v.t., hypostatized, hypostatizing. to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality. Also, esp. Brit., hypostatise. [1820 30; < Gk hypostat(ós) (see HYPOSTATIC) + IZE] *… …   Universalium

  • hypostatisation — noun regarding something abstract as a material thing • Syn: ↑hypostatization, ↑reification • Derivationally related forms: ↑reify (for: ↑reification), ↑hypostatise, ↑hypostatize …   Useful english dictionary

  • reification — noun 1. representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual • Syn: ↑depersonalization, ↑depersonalisation •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • RU'AḤ HA-KODESH — (Heb. רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ; lit. the Holy Spirit ). Although the phrase Ru aḥ ha Kodesh occurs in the Bible (cf. Ps. 51:13; Isa 63:10), its specific connotation as divine inspiration is wholly post biblical. In rabbinic thought it is the   spirit of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • hypostatize — transitive verb ( tized; tizing) Etymology: Greek hypostatos substantially existing, from hyphistasthai Date: 1829 to attribute real identity to (a concept) • hypostatization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Abstraction — This article is about the concept of abstraction in general. For other uses, see abstraction (disambiguation). Abstraction is a process by which higher concepts are derived from the usage and classification of literal ( real or concrete )… …   Wikipedia

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