Meaning of REALIZATION in English

REALIZATION

re ‧ a ‧ li ‧ za ‧ tion BrE AmE ( also realisation British English ) /ˌrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ -lə-/ noun [singular, uncountable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ realism , ↑ realist , ↑ reality , ↑ unreality , ↑ realization ; adverb : ↑ real , ↑ really , ↑ realistically ≠ ↑ unrealistically ; adjective : ↑ real , ↑ unreal , ↑ realistic ≠ ↑ unrealistic ; verb : ↑ realize ]

1 . when you understand something that you had not understood before

realization of

I was shocked by the realization of what I had done.

realization that

the realization that she might never recover from her illness

There is a growing realization that we must manage the earth’s resources more carefully.

2 . formal when you achieve something that you had planned or hoped for SYN achievement

realization of

the realization of his dreams

3 . technical when you change something into money by selling it:

the realization of assets

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.