[ 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 formsnon·re·al·i·za·tion, nounpre·re·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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