realization

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noun re·al·i·za·tion \ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of realization

  1. 1 :  the action of realizing :  the state of being realized

  2. 2 :  something realized

Examples of realization in a Sentence

  1. There is a growing realization that changes need to be made to the coaching staff.

  2. this research paper is the realization of an entire year's work

Recent Examples of realization from the Web

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First Known Use of realization

circa 1611



REALIZATION Defined for English Language Learners

realization

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Definition of realization for English Language Learners

  • : the state of understanding or becoming aware of something

  • : the act of achieving something that was planned or hoped for

  • finance : the act of selling property in order to get money


REALIZATION Defined for Kids

realization

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noun re·al·i·za·tion \ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of realization for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of understanding or becoming aware of something

  2. 2 :  the act of accomplishing something planned or hoped for



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