"realization" in the noun sense
1. realization, realisation, recognition
coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
"a growing realization of the risk involved"
"a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"
"increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
2. realization, realisation, actualization, actualisation
making real or giving the appearance of reality
3. realization, realisation
a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
4. realization, 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
5. realization, realisation
the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer
6. realization, realisation, fruition
something that is made real or concrete
"the victory was the realization of a whole year's work"
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