Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 20:01

thingification

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From thing +‎ -ification, following thingify.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /θɪŋɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

NounEdit

thingification

  1. The fact or process of turning something into a thing; reification.
    • 2011, David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?, Penguin 2012, p. 99:
      Dictionaries alone aren't responsible for the thingification of natural languages, but they crystallized a peculiar modern view of what it means to have a language.

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