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realization

noun [C usually singular] (BECOMING AWARE) (UK usually realisation)     /ˌrɪə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌriː.ə.lə-/
C1 the fact or moment of starting to understand a situation: [+ that] The realization was dawning that this was a major disaster.Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of realization noun (BECOMING AWARE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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