realization

[ree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the making or being made real of something imagined, planned, etc.
  2. the result of such a process: The new church was the realization of a ten-year dream.
  3. the act of realizing or the state of being realized.
  4. an instance or result of realizing.
  5. Music.
    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
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Historical Examples of realization

  • 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.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart


Word Origin and History for realization
n.

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