1. the process of coming into being; becoming reality

- the materialization of her dream

Definition categories: process, action, activity

2. an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)

Similar word(s): manifestation

Definition categories: event, appearance

3. something that comes into existence as a result

- this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts

Similar word(s): offspring

Definition categories: event, consequence, effect, issue, outcome, result, upshot