-ation, -ization (-iz[e] + -ation); -isation (British spelling variation)

(Greek > Latin: a suffix; action, act, process, state, or condition; or result of doing something)

Although there are over 1,450 word entries ending with -ation or -ization listed in this unit, there are certainly many more which exist in the English language. At any rate, this unit provides a significant number of -ation and -ization examples for you to see.

Immunization of an individual by the introduction of antigens from another individual of the same species.
isolation (s) (noun), isolations (pl)
The process of separating someone or something from others, or the fact of being alone and separated from others.
iteration (s) (noun), iterations (pl)
1. Doing or saying something again; a repeated performance; an instance or the act of doing something again.
2. In computer science, executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained.
3. In computer science, a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated.
4. In mathematics, a process of achieving a desired result by repeating a sequence of steps and successively getting closer to that result.
1. An attempt to cure or to suppress a disease by applying very severe, often life-threatening, measures.
2. To cut the throat of; to kill (in an obsolete sense).
justification (s) (noun), justifications (pl)
1. The development of or conversion into keratin; as in the development of a horny layer of tissue.
2. A process occurring in vertebrate epidermis and epidermal structures in which keratin replaces the cytoplasm of a cell.

An example of keratinization is the cornified outer layer of the epidermis of the skin that consists of dead horny cells.

Hairs and finger-toe nails also consist of keratinized cells.

1. The secretion of tears; specifically: abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic disease.
2. Shedding tears in excess.
1. The normal secretion of tears.
2. The secretion and discharge of tears; specifically: abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic disease.
3. Shedding tears in excess.
lapidation (LAP uh day" shuhn) (s) (noun), lapidations (pl)
A method of capital punishment whereby a group throws stones at someone until he or she dies: During the process of lapidation, no individual among the group can be identified as the one who actually kills the subject.
latrocination (s) (noun), latrocinations (pl)
The act of thievery or illegally overcharging people: There are various kinds of latrocinations that have taken place in the past and even in the present times.
1. The act of lauding; praising; giving a high commendation.
2. An instance of lauding; tribute; encomium (a formal expression of high praise; a eulogy): "An encomium by the President greeted the returning military hero."