Realization - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːələˈzeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word realization
Brit.  |riːəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word realization

noun

- coming to understand something clearly and distinctly(syn: realisation, recognition)
- making real or giving the appearance of reality (syn: actualisation, actualization, realisation)
- a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer (syn: realisation)
- a sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained (syn: realisation)
- the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer (syn: realisation)
- something that is made real or concrete(syn: fruition, realisation)

Examples

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...

The realization that a catastrophe could occur at any time sobered them up.

I was shocked by the realization of what I had done.

There is a growing realization that we must manage the earth's resources more carefully.

The victory was the realization of a whole year's work.

a growing realization of the risk involved

the victory was the realization of a whole year's work

A melancholy lesson of advancing years is the realization that you can't make old friends.

He did not live to see (=live long enough to see) the realization of his dream.

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