Definition of reification in US English:

reification

noun

formal
  • See reify

    • ‘The show, which ended its seven-season run in May, began as a reification of the horrors of high school.’
    • ‘The reification of humans, turning them into things, is a familiar pattern in modern warfare.’
    • ‘The life of the individual would have to take precedence over the reification of the group, and society must decide to get on with the fundamental task of living in a sustainable environment.’
    • ‘If we make decisions based on our worst fears, rather than a realistic assessment of their likely reification, we are acting out of panic.’

Pronunciation

reification

/ˌrēəfəˈkāSH(ə)n//ˌriəfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/