-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.

1. The atypical coloring in plant or animal tissue that occurs as a result of disease.
2. The presence of pigment or the coloring of the skin, hair, mucous membranes, and retina of the eyes.

Pigmentation is due to the deposition of melanin which is a coloring matter. The melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes.

The formation and growth of hair.
plagiarization (PLAY juh ri zahy" suhn) (s) (noun), plagiarizations (pl)
The act of taking and using another person's statements as if they were compiled by another individual who was repeating them as his or her own: The student's graduation speech to his fellow students obviously consisted of several plagiarizations which he claimed he had created while he was preparing his presentation.

Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.

—George Moore
1. The act or process of thoroughly planning a project or objective.
2. The production or formation of plans in great detail.
pneumatization (s) (noun), pneumatizations (pl)
The development of cavities in tissues: Peumatization can take place by air cells forming in the mastoid and ethmoid bones.
pollination, pollenation
Transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant.
1. The combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, etc. (condensation polymerization), or without such elimination (addition polymerization).
2. In chemistry, the process of changing the molecular arrangement of a compound so as to form new compounds having the same percentage composition as the original, but of different (usually greater) molecular weight and different properties.

The method may be linear, by the successive addition of small structural units to form a chain; cyclic, by the formation of rings; or cross-linked, by a three-dimensional fusion of either linear or cyclic elements.

ponderation (s) (noun), ponderations (pl)
Something that is thought about carefully; especially, before making a decision or reaching a conclusion: There were several ponderations before Tina could finally decide what she should pack for her trip to France.
popularize, popularization
1. To make popular.
2. To present in a widely understandable or acceptable form.
3. To make understandable to the general public.
4. To cater to popular taste in order to make something popular and to present to the general public; to bring into general or common use.
population, populations
1. The total number of people inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
2. The body of inhabitants of a place; such as, the population of a city.
3. The number or body of inhabitants of a particular race or class in a place; such as, the working-class population.
4. Any finite or infinite aggregation of individuals, not necessarily animate, subject to a statistical study.
5. The assemblage of a specific type of organism living in a given area.
6. All of the individuals of one species in a given area.
7. The act or process of populating.