dematerialize

dematerialize de‧ma‧te‧ri‧a‧lize [ˌdiːməˈtɪəriəlaɪz ǁ -ˈtɪr-] also dematerialise verb [transitive]
FINANCE in trading shares, bonds etc, to change from a system based on Certificates (= official documents showing ownership) to paperless (= where records of ownership are kept on computer):

• The government is encouraging all investors to dematerialize their shares.

— dematerialization also dematerialisation noun [uncountable] :

• Paper-based registered shares not submitted to the Company for dematerialization will be sold through the Athens Exchange.

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dematerialize UK US (UK ALSO dematerialise) /ˌdiːməˈtɪəriəlaɪz/ verb [T] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
to replace certificates (= paper documents) by a system in which shares, etc. are bought, sold, and stored electronically: »

The investor can dematerialize only those certificates that are already registered in his name.

dematerialization (UK ALSO dematerialisation) noun [U]
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the dematerialization of securities

dematerialized (UK ALSO dematerialised) adjective
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An investor has the option to hold shares either in physical or in dematerialized form.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Dematerialize — De ma*te ri*al*ize, v. t. To deprive of material or physical qualities or characteristics. [1913 Webster] Dematerializing matter by stripping it of everything which . . . has distinguished matter. Milman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dematerialize — index disappear, dissipate (spread out) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dematerialize — 1884; see DE (Cf. de ) + MATERIALIZE (Cf. materialize). Related: Dematerialized; dematerializing …   Etymology dictionary

  • dematerialize — (Amer.) v. make or become immaterial; lose apparent physical substance (also dematerialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dematerialize — (also dematerialise) ► VERB 1) become no longer physically present. 2) become spiritual rather than physical. DERIVATIVES dematerialization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dematerialize — [dē΄mə tir′ē ə līz΄] vi., vt. dematerialized, dematerializing to lose or cause to lose material form …   English World dictionary

  • dematerialize — verb Date: circa 1864 transitive verb to cause to become or appear immaterial intransitive verb to lose or appear to lose materiality • dematerialization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dematerialize — dematerialization, n. /dee meuh tear ee euh luyz /, v.t., v.i., dematerialized, dematerializing. to deprive of or lose material character. Also, esp. Brit., dematerialise. [1880 85; DE + MATERIALIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dematerialize — verb a) to disappear by becoming immaterial b) to cause something to disappear by becoming immaterial …   Wiktionary

  • dematerialize — Synonyms and related words: attenuate, be consumed, be gone, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, depart, die, die away, die out, disappear, disembody, disincarnate, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, do a fade out, dwindle, enervate, erode,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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