Word of the Day: Realization

re-al-i-za-tion / -ə-lĭ--shən
1. the act of fully comprehending, an awareness, an understanding
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
Dalai Lama, 1935 –
2. something that comes to fruition and is actual and real
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882 – 1945
Ultimately from the Latin noun res (thing) through the Medieval Latin adjective realis (real) plus the ancient Greek verb-forming suffix izo (make), and the Latin noun-forming suffix -tio, -tionis indicating the act, result, or instance of doing something.
Thank you to Allen Ward for furnishing this etymology.