Definition of Hypostatization

1. Noun. Regarding something abstract as a material thing.

Exact synonyms: Hypostatisation, Reification
Generic synonyms: Objectification
Derivative terms: Hypostatise, Hypostatize, Reify



Definition of Hypostatization

1. Noun. reification ¹

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Definition of Hypostatization

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypostatization

hypostases
hypostasis
hypostasize
hypostasized
hypostasizes
hypostasizing
hypostatic
hypostatic abscess
hypostatic congestion
hypostatic ectasia
hypostatic pneumonia
hypostatical
hypostatically
hypostatisation
hypostatise
hypostatization (current term)
hypostatizations
hypostatize
hypostatized
hypostatizes
hypostatizing
hyposterna
hyposternum
hyposthenia
hypostheniant
hyposthenic
hyposthenuria
hypostoma
hypostomatic
hypostome

Literary usage of Hypostatization

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1. Activism by Henry Lane Eno (1920)
"a hypostatization of that symbol into an entity which has no real status aside from that fact of hypostatization, or, as the class itself, a genuine entity ..."

2. The Ethical Aspect of Lotze's Metaphysics by Vida Frank Moore (1901)
"It seems to me that there is really no more tendency toward hypostatization in the second period than in the first. In both the supreme value is conceived ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"But this is precisely an instance of And whereas, up to this time, discussion had been in j the hypostatization of abstractions in exposing which the main ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But this is precisely an instance of the hypostatization of abstractions in exposing which the chief strength and value of Nominalism lie. ..."

5. The Significance of the Mathematical Element in the Philosophy of Plato by Irving Elgar Miller (1904)
"Nor can they be these concepts merely hypostatized, if we mean by hypostatization the taking of them as they are, giving them an objective existence, ..."

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