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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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