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realization

noun  /ˌri·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C usually sing] the state of being aware of or understanding a situation: You soon come to the horrible realization that the flat skinny letters mean, No, you are not accepted.
[U] the act of achieving something you hoped or planned for: Playing in the major leagues was the realization of his dreams.
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