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Definitions for realization
ˌri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃənre·al·iza·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. realization, realisation, recognitionnoun

    coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

    "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"

  2. realization, realisation, actualization, actualisationnoun

    making real or giving the appearance of reality

  3. realization, realisationnoun

    a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer

  4. realization, realisationnoun

    a sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained

  5. realization, realisationnoun

    the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer

  6. realization, realisation, fruitionnoun

    something that is made real or concrete

    "the victory was the realization of a whole year's work"


  1. realizationnoun

    The act of realizing; an act of figuring out or becoming aware.

    He came to the startling realization that he had never really known.

  2. realizationnoun

    The act of realizing; the act of making real.

  3. realizationnoun

    The result of an artistic effort.

    The painter's realization of her concept was breathtaking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realizationnoun

    the act of realizing, or the state of being realized

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. ralisation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of realization in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of realization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of realization in a Sentence

  1. William McCants:

    I mean, there's the famous statement that the president made about [ISIS] being a JV team, they believed that the group would collapse under their own extreme weight, and you wouldn't have to really have to mount an effort against it. I think, of course, there's been a growing realization over the past year that more than wishes and dreams are going to be necessary in order to destroy the Islamic State, and the president is putting more muscle behind it as a consequence.

  2. Iris Murdoch:

    Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

  3. Talib Alhinai:

    There's a realization, an awakening, among my generation that the age of oil can't last forever and that we need to pick up the pace to give back to our societies, especially through innovation and technology, to shred this stereotype about us being idle.

  4. William O. Douglas:

    There are only two choices: A police state in which all dissent is suppressed or rigidly controlled; or a society where law is responsive to human needs. If society is to be responsive to human needs, a vast restructuring of our laws is essential. Realization of this need means adults must awaken to the urgency of the young peoples unrestin other words there must be created an adult unrest against the inequities and injustices in the present system. If the government is in jeopardy, it is not because we are unable to cope with revolutionary situations. Jeopardy means that either the leaders or the people do not realize they have all the tools required to make the revolution come true. The tools and the opportunity exist. Only the moral imagination is missing.

  5. Chetan Dube:

    The question we would ask is, ‘Does all infrastructure need to be managed by people? Or is the infrastructure capable of self-managing, self-governing and self-healing?’ my father used to have some power plants, and I would go there, and they would have almost nobody managing them, because almost all the processes of remediation were built in. The technological maturity curve that almost any industry goes through has a level of evolution. At some point, can the systems, the network and the servers become self-aware and self-governing? IPcenter was the product realization of adaptive learning systems that would be able to self-govern. That was our first big steppingstone toward cognitive technologies.

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  • Erfüllung, Realisation, Umsetzung, Erkenntnis, VerwirklichungGerman
  • realizaciónSpanish
  • toteutuminen, ymmärrys, tajuaminen, toteutus, realisointi, toteuttaminenFinnish
  • connaissance, réalisationFrench
  • 実現Japanese
  • voltooiing, vervulling, verwezenlijking, besefDutch
  • понимание, осознание, выполнение, постановка, осуществление, исполнение, реализацияRussian
  • остварењеSerbo-Croatian
  • realisering, förverkligandeSwedish

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