realization

noun
re·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce realization (audio) \

Definition of realization

1 : the action of realizing : the state of being realized
2 : something realized

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Examples of realization in a Sentence

There is a growing realization that changes need to be made to the coaching staff. this research paper is the realization of an entire year's work
Recent Examples on the Web That realization, coming after one of the brothers is hanged for murder, serves as the ending’s first big reveal, bringing with it the shock of the immensity of their commitment to their calling. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies History," 22 Feb. 2021 But there is a growing realization that problems the Arab community faces — gang violence, poverty and discrimination in access to housing and land — will not be solved without Arab politicians shaping policy at the highest level. Adam Rasgon, BostonGlobe.com, "In Israeli election, a chance for Arabs to gain influence — or lose it," 22 Feb. 2021 But there is a growing realization that problems the Arab community faces — gang violence, poverty and discrimination in access to housing and land — will not be solved without Arab politicians shaping policy at the highest level. New York Times, "In Israeli Election, a Chance for Arabs to Gain Influence, or Lose It," 21 Feb. 2021 Indeed, some see the prospect of a snow day and the joy of its realization as a rite of childhood. Washington Post, "Distance learning may put snow days on thin ice," 24 Nov. 2020 Marks lived next door to Rankin, who optioned the song, and—with money from General Electric, which had commissioned him to make a one-hour holiday special for its GE Fantasy Hour on NBC—the work reached its ultimate realization. Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic, "The Christmas Special From Hell," 24 Nov. 2020 The ease of use in the onboarding process, the fast realization of return on investment and the collaboration and communication between employees and employers. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "First CFO is scaling When I Work for continued growth," 14 Feb. 2021 Every year, the realization would dawn anew: This fellowship, this constant and present connection, was the high peak. al, "Masked Observer bows at the crossroads of reverence and revelry," 13 Feb. 2021 This realization of his true character has very much soured my perspective and motivation going forward. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Boss shows he cares more about wealth than health during pandemic," 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of realization

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of realization was circa 1611

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4 Mar 2021

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“Realization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/realization. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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realization

noun

English Language Learners Definition of realization

: the state of understanding or becoming aware of something
formal : the act of achieving something that was planned or hoped for
finance : the act of selling property in order to get money

realization

noun
re·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce realization (audio) \

Kids Definition of realization

1 : the state of understanding or becoming aware of something
2 : the act of accomplishing something planned or hoped for

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