to appear in a (reconstituted) physical form after travelling through space or time by means of a matter transmitter or similar device
Some weeks previously I had finally succeeded in transmitting a small wooden ball by radio. Perhaps I should say that I had ‘dissolved’ it into its vibrations, for it was not until this later day that I had been able to materialize or ‘receive’ it after it had been ‘sent’.
Radio Mates in Amazing Stories July 371/1
You must realize that a time traveler runs certain hazards. At any place on the road, he may materialize inside of a solid of some sort. In that case, he is almost certain to be blown up or otherwise destroyed.
Machine Man of Ardathia in Amazing Stories Nov. 801/1
Suppose that we were to materialize right in front of a meteor going at half a mile a second—suppose we materialized in the middle of the earth? We'd not live a second!
World of the Mist in Wonder Stories Sept. 413/1
‘How did you know that I am a time traveler?’ I demanded. ‘Because your time-traveling device materialized out of thin air before the eyes of half a hundred citizens’.
Seeker of To-Morrow in Astounding Stories July 143/1
Just then, something began to materialize in the ’porter…. It was Uncle Phil.
What Number Are You Calling? in Fantastic Oct. 85/1
We get our first look at this procedure, too, as it beams them to materialize on the planet surface far below.
in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) 48
You can’t just materialize anywhere in the Metaverse, like Captain Kirk beaming down from on high.
Snow Crash 34
Warp speed is perhaps not important if you can simply materialize yourself and your spaceship from any space-time-reality to any other space-time-reality.
My Big Toe 143
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