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[ree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
the making or being made real of something imagined, planned, etc.
the result of such a process:
The new church was the realization of a ten-year dream.
the act of realizing or the state of being realized.
an instance or result of realizing.
  1. the act of realizing a figured bass.
  2. a printed score of a realized figured bass.
Origin of realization
1605-15; < French réalisation, Middle French, equivalent to realis(er) to realize + -ation -ation
Related forms
nonrealization, noun
prerealization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is no short road to the realization of these aspirations.

  • Her realization of what this meant was shown in her final speech.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Burke winced, but he made shift to conceal his realization of the truth she had stated to him.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • realization came, as he beheld the woman laughing at him through the window.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Back of its position of honor he saw the girl's realization of her own situation.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for realization

1610s, "action of making real," from realize + -ation. Meaning "action of forming a clear concept" is from 1828. Related: Realizational.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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