re·​al·​i·​za·​tion ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce realization (audio)
: the action of realizing : the state of being realized
: something realized

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 The man described his shocking realization in a video posted Feb. 1 to the West Valley City Fire Department’s Facebook page. Brooke Baitinger, Idaho Statesman, 2 Feb. 2024 But a trip to Shenandoah National Park sparked a deeper realization for Shanti. Taryn White, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2024 But at the same time, [there’s] this realization that the world has changed, that things are more expensive, that technology has advanced. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Part of the reason the 49ers stabilized themselves on defense was the realization by defensive coordinator Steve Wilks that adding new wrinkles to an already solid system wasn’t necessary. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 My journey left me with many deep truths, namely, that separation is an illusion—and the realization of how extraordinary everyday life can be when viewed as miraculous. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024 This groundbreaking work paves the way for the realization of brain-like circuits, aligning with concepts proposed by researchers such as Stuart Parkin at IBM over a decade ago. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Jan. 2024 As for The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., founder Jay Bradley’s goal was always to make Irish whiskey a luxury category, and this brings that vision one step closer to realization. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 Jan. 2024 Zionism, at least at its most doctrinaire, insists a Jew can achieve total realization as a Jew only by living in Israel. Marc Tracy, New York Times, 14 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of realization was circa 1611

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“Realization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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