• WordNet 3.6
    • n realization something that is made real or concrete "the victory was the realization of a whole year's work"
    • n realization making real or giving the appearance of reality
    • n realization the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer
    • n realization 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
    • n realization 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"
    • n realization a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs
    • n Realization The act of realizing, or the state of being realized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit
    • n realization A bringing or coming into real existence or manifestation, as of something conceived or imagined: as, the realization of a project.
    • n realization Perception of the reality or real existence of something; a realizing sense or feeling: as, the realization of one's danger.
    • n realization The act of realizing upon something; conversion into money or its equivalent; exchange of property for its money value.
    • n realization The act of converting money into land or real estate.
    • n realization Also spelled realisation.
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to.”
  • Thomas Szasz
    “A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”
  • John Petworth
    John Petworth
    “I realized the problem was me and nobody could change me except myself.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “We must use time creatively -- and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.”
  • Leroy Burrell
    Leroy Burrell
    “The more I train the more I realize I have more speed in me.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. réalisation,


In literature:

They both realized their folly now.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
Better still to realize the thought always, that they are our brothers.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
A thousand miles he had ridden in search of the realization of his dreams, but had not found it.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
New enemies from other quarters, he realized, might strike at any instant.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
She could not bear to come to, to realize.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
His anger rose as he realized that he was at bay.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The look in those blue eyes, Gray Cloud realized, was not sadness, but love.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He realized the exigencies of the occasion.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The girl realized this; the man realized this.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
A look of the deepest apprehension crept into Mrs. Morton's eyes, but she turned away, so that Ruth might not realize her fears.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks

In poetry:

Wonders happen if we can succeed
in passing through the harshest danger;
but only in a bright and purely granted
achievement can we realize the wonder.
"As Once the Winged Energy of Delight" by Rainer Maria Rilke
She really thought that she loved him well,
But she loved herself and children more,
And realized only when he fell
What all his friends had known before.
"One More" by John Lawson Stoddard
Faith, with a keen and realizing glance,
Revels in things yet distant and unseen,
And tastes a joy as exquisite, as true,
As if no veil of darkness hung between.
"Faith" by Caroline Fry
The coasts still stand about the ancient sea;
Ships in the offing rise, and days are fair;
But much is changed: I realize, wonderingly,
You are not sailing there.
"To The Memory of My Father" by Lincoln Colcord
At one we'll sit, at three again we'll rise,
My book with me, your sewing in your hand,
Nor with the dawning shall we realize
When all our kissing shall have had an end.
"Autumn" by Boris Pasternak
(This is curious, and may not be realized immediately—But it must be
I feel in myself that I represent falsehoods equally with the rest,
And that the universe does.)
"All Is Truth" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Jimmer Fredette makes his widely anticipated debut tonight at 10PM against the Los Angeles Lakers as he gets to realize his life-long dream of playing in the NBA.
Wabash Valley woman didn't realize second cold medicine purchase violated drug laws.
And like most shows, when it's all over you realize it was a lot of "sound and fury" yet "signifying nothing.
I was at Patricia Beach, reading a paperback, when I realized the people making a spot next to us were doing something interesting.
Realizing that he still had a marketable product, Adams pitched the six major comic-strip syndicates.
Reading over the comments in Chip's latest post as well as just about every post in the Ultimate Astros section here you realize two things.
After watching this video I realized Dudes are stupid.
"The bus just got stuck there for about 20 minutes at which point I realized we are not moving".
His career now spans two decades, but it is only in the last few years that the depth and breadth of Eric Comstock 's vocal acuity has been fully realized.
Shop realizes sculptor's concepts with CAM and CAD software.
That moment of ultimate realization when it hits you and the light bulb clicks on very brightly.
We realize the skinny on chocolate seems too good to be true, but there have been positive signs lately that a bit of the sweet stuff is OK.
It was about 1968 when Darrel Apps realized that daylilies were changing in a major way, and he quickly decided that he wanted to be a part of it.
The big post-fight party is already under way before everyone realizes the big fight went the wrong way.
And I didn't realize until John got better.

In science:

N (cid:23) M elementary extension, if N realizes x, then N realizes y; 3. M(x) realizes y.
O-minimal spectrum
Sequence design, when it is realized computationally, or if it could be realized experimentally, helps finding sequences with particularly low ground state energy.
Heteropolymer Sequence Design and Preferential Solvation of Hydrophilic Monomers: One More Application of Random Energy Model
The superset of edges E collects the realizable edges, i.e., the channels that are established directly among sensors in the network when all realizable links are online.
Sensor Networks with Random Links: Topology Design for Distributed Consensus
Averaging over all the realizations will get rid of the details due to the specifics of a given realization and provide us with the dependence on the statistical properties.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
In Fig. 22(b), we show the disorder-averaged F(T), obtained by employing Eq. (16) with the eigenvalues from exact numerical diagonalization, for each realization of the network, and averaging over 100 realizations.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links