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noun [singular/uncountable] realization pronunciation in American English /ˌriəlɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    the process of understanding something, or the moment when this happens
    Then came the sudden realization that he was in love with her.
    the growing realization of what I had done
  2. 2
    the process of achieving something that you have planned or hoped for, or the moment when this happens
    This victory is the realization of our dreams.


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