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Definition of the noun actualization

What does actualization mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: actualizations

  1. making real or giving the appearance of reality
    • example: We are concerned about the further actualization of current problems among youth, such as truancy, dislike of school and lack of appropriate character development.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • alternative spelling: actualisation
    • synonyms of actualization: realisation / realization
    • more generic term: creating by mental acts = the act of creating something by thinking
    • more specific word: objectification = the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing

Alternative definition of the noun actualization


  1. [nonstandard] A making actual or really existent; noun form of actualize.


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Google previewRecto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook (2016)

by Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri, Visiting Research Associate in Philosophy Nader El-Bizri

Actualization is the emergence of something born from a process left to run31 and the circumstantial becoming of...

Google previewThe systemic and empirical approach to literature and culture as theory and application (1997)

by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, Irene Sywenky, University of Alberta. Research Institute for Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies

Actualization is the passage from a state of timelessness and deterritorialization to an existence rooted in a here and now. It is an event of contextualization. 4) The virtual is an inexhaustible resource. Using it does not lead to its depletion.

Google previewVirtue in Being (2016)

Towards an Ethics of the Unconditioned by Andrew Benjamin

the presence of this disposition and the ensuing recognition that this disposition's actualization is that through which,

Google previewDeath Anxiety Handbook: Research, Instrumentation, And Application (2015)

by Robert A. Neimeyer

For Rogers, self-actualization is an important aspect of the “actualizing tendency.” Actualization is an inherent tendency to maintain and enhance the organism. Roger's theory of personality presents the self and the corresponding urge for ...

Google previewSpectral Nationality (2012)

Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation by Pheng Cheah

Actualization is the teleological self-development and explication of the concept (Begriff), the inner principle...

Google previewTowards a Relational Ontology (2015)

Philosophy's Other Possibility by Andrew Benjamin

Actualization is the construction of the private self within the individualizing act of judgment (remembering that what is in play here is a “judgment of the sense.”) What Kant means by the “agreeable,” therefore, creates a self that is restricted to ...

Google previewConceptual Change (2012)

by G.A. Pearce, P. Maynard

The belief is a potency; its actualization is a mental act. If there is behavior associated with a belief, it is behavior that we think flows from these mental acts. These belief actualizations are to be conceived by analogy with the use of language; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

Actualization or realization is used by linguists to refer to the physical manifestation of any underlying or ABSTRACT form. So, for example...

And a TEXT is an actualization of the potential CHOICES from the linguistic system. (2) By analogy ...

Google previewDesign Dictionary (2008)

Perspectives on Design Terminology by Michael Erlhoff, Timothy Marshall

In certain situations, for example, an individual might prioritize the needs of self- actualization over safety and social acceptance. Indeed, it can be argued that the relative importance of Maslow's five levels of need depend on a multitude of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Rogers described the self-actualizing tendency as “the substratum of all motivation” and “a tendency toward fulfillment, toward actualization, involving not only the maintenance but also the enhancement of the organism” (Rogers, 1980, p. 123) ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

If the discrepancy between the organism's goals and the realities of the environment becomes too great, the person either breaks down or makes compromises whereby some lower level of functioning is accepted for self- actualization. Many of ...

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Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. (Bo Bennett)
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Scrabble value of A1C3T1U1A1L1I1Z10A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 13-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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