- The consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living.
- The consideration of a human being as an impersonal object.
- (programming) Process that makes a computable/addressable object out of a non-computable/addressable one.
- (linguistics) The transformation of a natural-language statement into a form in which its actions and events are quantifiable variables.
Consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living
Consideration of a human being as an impersonal object
programming: Process that makes out of a non-computable/addressable object a computable/addressable one