|1.||[ noun ] making real or giving the appearance of reality|
|Synonyms:||actualization actualisation realisation|
|Related terms:||creating_by_mental_acts objectification realize|
|2.||[ noun ] (psychology) coming to understand something clearly and distinctly|
"a growing realization of the risk involved" "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced" "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
|Related terms:||understanding understand recognize|
|3.||[ noun ] (business) 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|
|Related terms:||sale realize|
|4.||[ noun ] (music) the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer|
|Related terms:||composing realise|
|5.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer|
|Related terms:||musical_composition realise|
|6.||[ noun ] something that is realized|
"the victory was the realization of a whole year's work"
|Related terms:||consummation realize|