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From French réalisation, from Middle French; equivalent to realize +‎ -ation.


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹiəlɪˈzeɪʃən/, /-laɪˈzeɪʃən/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/, /ˌɹiə-/
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realization (countable and uncountable, plural realizations)

  1. The act of realizing, as:
    1. An act of figuring out or becoming aware.
      He came to the startling realization that he had never really known the truth.
      A bath is a lovely relaxing event, until the realization that you're soaking in your own crud.
    2. The act of making real.
      He did not stay around long enough to see the realization of the idea.
      The realization of the plan took several years.
      Coordinate terms: instantiation, embodiment, incarnation, execution
    3. The result of an artistic effort.
      The painter's realization of her concept was breathtaking.

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