Definition of realization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌriːəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    , BrE//ˌrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːələˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] the process of becoming aware of something synonym awareness realization (of something) the sudden realization of what she had done realization (that…) There is a growing realization that changes must be made. As realization dawned, he went pale.
  2. 2[uncountable] realization (of something) the process of achieving a particular aim, etc. synonym achievement It was the realization of his greatest ambition. the realization of political goals
  3. 3[uncountable] realization of your assets (formal) the act of selling something that you own, such as property, in order to get the money that you need for something
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] realization (of something) (formal) the act of producing a sound, play, design, etc.; or the thing that is produced
  5. Extra examples The realization that the murderer must have been a close friend came as a shock. We saw the terrible realization of what she’d done dawn on her face. The realization of what she had done suddenly hit her. There came a sense of disbelief and then a dawning realization that he was actually gone. There’s a growing realization that changes must be made. the gradual realization that they were losing the war
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