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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

    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. Emeasoba George:

    To achieve the incredible, you should first and foremost forsee its possibility, acknowledge its possibility, believe in its realization and then most importantly, work hard (relentlessly) towards its actualization. -Emeasoba George

  2. Iris Murdoch:

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

  3. Claude M. Bristol:

    The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

  4. Forrest Smith:

    I sincerely hope Perrin Larton never comes to understand the implications of Perrin Larton seeing detached hearts beating independently because then Perrin Larton would have to confront the realization that with intact fetuses that just fell out, Perrin Larton was actually vivisecting and killing a living fetus.

  5. Mike Lorusso:

    The spring redetermination season wasn't that traumatic, but the next redetermination in the fall is expected to be more severe and more problematic, hedges are beginning to roll off, prices have not recovered and there is a more widely accepted realization that prices will remain lower over a longer period.

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  • Erkenntnis, Umsetzung, Verwirklichung, Realisation, ErfüllungGerman
  • realizaciónSpanish
  • realisointi, toteuttaminen, toteutus, toteutuminen, tajuaminen, ymmärrysFinnish
  • réalisation, connaissanceFrench
  • 実現Japanese
  • verwezenlijking, voltooiing, vervulling, besefDutch
  • понимание, исполнение, реализация, осуществление, постановка, выполнение, осознаниеRussian
  • остварењеSerbo-Croatian
  • förverkligande, realiseringSwedish

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. monish
    • B. abrade
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