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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It is easy to write the word realization, but what does it mean?
As much as hearing you sing, seeing you smile and feeling your hugs, this realization is a lovely gift from a lovely woman.
The independence acquired through its acceptance of this realization is an additional asset.
My reflection and realization is that all law works for money, government, and minorities.
When moving day comes, the realization is swift and the betrayal is harsh.
The realization is spectacular: there is no visible parting line.
She writes, "a realization is sinking in that this could go way beyond lost paperwork and some corners that were cut during foreclosure proceedings."
But this week, a realization is sinking in that this could go way beyond lost paperwork and some corners that were cut during foreclosure proceedings.
As a culture, we seem unable not only to grasp, but to act in realization of the fact that there are real values, perhaps greater values, to aspects of life that cannot be quantified than to those to which a dollar value can be firmly pinned.
And though his response to that realization is somewhat extreme, he is in fact right.