from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of realizing or the condition of being realized.
  • n. The result of realizing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of realizing; an act of figuring out or becoming aware.
  • n. The act of realizing; the act of making real.
  • n. The result of an artistic effort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of realizing, or the state of being realized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bringing or coming into real existence or manifestation, as of something conceived or imagined: as, the realization of a project.
  • n. Perception of the reality or real existence of something; a realizing sense or feeling: as, the realization of one's danger.
  • n. The act of realizing upon something; conversion into money or its equivalent; exchange of property for its money value.
  • n. The act of converting money into land or real estate.
  • n. Also spelled realisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
  • n. a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
  • n. making real or giving the appearance of reality
  • n. the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer
  • n. something that is made real or concrete
  • n. 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


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  • There are no synonyms listed for Realization. May I suggest understanding; epiphany, comprehension, grasp and awareness...

    August 4, 2014