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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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  • He could have wept over the realization of his unqualified impotency.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • It is subject to approved methods of attainment and realization.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • The realization of the good of all in and through the act of each is the social ideal.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • The realization came next, and with it a suffocating sense of loss.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • In the incarnate Son of God we see the full development and realization of the Biblical idea of holiness.

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
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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