materialization materialization

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of coming into being; becoming reality
  2. (n) an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
  3. (n) something that comes into existence as a result

Usage(s):

  1. For CEOs who founded clean-tech companies before this explosion of interest, the sudden materialization of capital can seem too good to be true.
  2. Many from this camp deem it a far too imperfect materialization of their ideals.
  3. Delegate Thibault, who related Madeleine's doings, said he thought she was a materialization of a 19-year-old girl who died in 1908.

News

Quotes

  1. Prior to departing Tehran for New York, Ahmadinejad called his planned address to the United Nations General Assembly "a good opportunity for presenting the Iranian people's clear views regarding the problems of the world and materialization of...
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: CNN

  2. Mottaki told IRNA, "While greatly respecting my dear brother, Mr.Sheikh Khalid, the Foreign Minister of Bahrain, I believe that the proposal lacks any ground for materialization. Our Bahraini friends do know where is our main problem and why such an...
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Mathaba.Net

  3. Trichet said on Aug. 7 that there is an "absolute necessity to avoid the materialization" of inflation risks stemming from pipeline pressures.
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Bloomberg

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