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English noun: realization

1. realization (cognition) coming to understand something clearly and distinctly


SamplesA growing realization of the risk involved.
A sudden recognition of the problem he faced.
Increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases.


Synonymsrealisation, recognition


Broader (hypernym)apprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding

2. realization (act) making real or giving the appearance of reality


Synonymsactualisation, actualization, realisation


Broader (hypernym)creating by mental acts


Narrower (hyponym)objectification

3. realization (communication) a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer


Synonymsrealisation


Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

4. realization (act) 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


Synonymsrealisation


Broader (hypernym)cut-rate sale, sale, sales event

5. realization (act) the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer


Synonymsrealisation


Broader (hypernym)composing, composition

6. realization (act) something that is made real or concrete


SamplesThe victory was the realization of a whole year's work.


Synonymsfruition, realisation


Broader (hypernym)consummation









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