-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.

stratification (s) (noun), stratifications (pl)
1. The formation of layers in sedimentary rocks through biological, chemical, or physical changes in the sediments forming them.
2. The formation of layers, castes, classes, or other types of strata.
3. A situation or condition where something is arranged in several strata.
4. A layered arrangement or appearance of successive rock strata.
5. The storing of seeds in a chilled moist environment or material in order to induce germination or to preserve them.
6. In hydrology, the arrangement of water masses in a lake or other body of water into two or more horizontal layers having different characteristics.
7. The formation of layers in snow, ice, or firn as a result of snow sedimentation or other processes [a "firn" is a loose, permeable, granular material that is over a year old, and which is transitional between snow and glacier ice].
1. A patterning or marking with parallel grooves or narrow bands.
2. The striped pattern of striated muscle, or any of the light and dark bands that make up this effect.
3. One of a number of parallel lines or scratches on the surface of a rock that were inscribed by rock fragments embedded in the base of a glacier as it moved across the rock.
1. A shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing their body parts together.
2. A high-pitched squeaking or chirping sound made by a grasshopper, crickets, cicadas, etc.
subalternation (s) (noun), subalternations (pl)
The state of being inferior or a succession of turns: The subalternation of leaves refers to being arranged in a changeable pattern that becomes opposite to each other.
1. The act or process of having brought a people, or nation, under the control of another country.
2. That which is brought under domination or control; particularly, by military conquest.
A defense mechanism whereby the energies of undesirable instinctual cravings and impulses are converted into socially acceptable activities.
subordination (s) (noun), subordinations (pl)
An act of giving someone or something less importance or power: Kelsey notices that society can still be described as being of male domination and female subordination.
subornation (s) (noun), subornations (pl)
The acquiring of or getting someone to do a criminal act; especially, to commit perjury.
1. A part or subdivision of a population; especially, one originating from some other population.
2. An identifiable fraction or subdivision of a population.
subrogation (s) (noun), subrogations (pl)
The substitution of one legal claim for another one: There was a subrogation that included a transfer of Norbert's payments of his debt to Tamika, after her death, to her daughter.
substantiation (s) (noun), substantiations (pl)
1. Validation; the truth found by confirmation: Some types of substantiation are a crosscheck, a redundancy check, a checksum, or a bed check in which each one has been verified as correct.
2. The act of verifying and corroborating something: Through substantiation or probate by the lawyer, the will was proven to be in accordance to the law of the country.
1. The action or process of sweating.
2. The process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid: "Perspiration is a homeostatic process."
3. The discharge of water and substances in solution; as through pores; perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, and hidrosis.