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

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 This new non-profit model, which my organization has adopted, springs from the realization that public charities have more flexibility than corporate foundations. Lindsay Androski, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2022 The company’s display glass products business is expected to benefit from better price realization. Trefis Team, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 The move came from a growing realization that predictions about the rate of climate change were being made purely on statistical modeling, with no indication of certainty. Rachael Pells, Wired, 3 Jan. 2022 Bezos himself sees the space industry as a way to protect the Earth from the unsavory byproducts of industrialization and to tap into solar energy, but his vision is decades away from realization, if not further. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 14 Oct. 2021 The trouble is, it’s diverting you from the realization that, as Gertrude Stein said of another Californian location, there’s no there there. David Benedict, Variety, 18 Aug. 2021 The latter is based on the realization that a situation is toxic, so there’s no need to struggle. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Recent cyclones have brought everyone to a realization that poor housing is vulnerable. Tonderayi Mukeredzi, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2022 These Republicans flipping their votes didn’t come to the realization that HB11 is suddenly good policy or good lawmaking. Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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20 Jun 2022

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“Realization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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