-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.
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.
2. The prevention of breathing, usually by the obstruction of the nose, mouth, or trachaea.
- Asphyxiation, smothering, stifling; choking, strangulation, garroting.
- To suppress, to quell, to put down, to subdue, to overcome, to extinguish, to dampen, to snuff out.
2. A summary of something that has been said or written.
3. A total amount or aggregate of something.
4. The process of adding something up to find a total.
5. Etymology: from Modern Latin summationem, summatio, "an adding up" from Late Latin summatus and summare, "to sum up" from Latin summa with the use of the feminine of summus, "highest".
2. The state of being superannuated.
3. A pension or allowance to a superannuated person.
The cavity (the bubble) reduces the drag on the object and this makes supercavitation an advantageous technology
2. An excess or overabundance, a profusion, or a surplus: If Jeff keeps saying that supererogation so often, there are those who believe that he should have a gag placed in his mouth.
James contributed some of his supererogation to the food bank to help the poor families in town. 3. Etymology: from Latin super, "above, over" + erogare, "pay out"; from ex-, "out" + rogare, "to ask, to request".
2. The stimulation of multiple ovulations with fertility drugs.
3. Extraordinary acceleration of ovulation, producing a greater than normal number of ova, usually as a result of the administration of exogenous gonadotropins.
4. Stimulation of multiple ovulation with fertility drugs; also known as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH).
2. An amount of a substance greater than that required for saturation as a result of having been cooled from a higher temperature to a temperature below that at which saturation occurs.
2. The act of assuming the supine position, or the state of being supine.
Applied to the hand, the act of turning the palm forward (anteriorly) or upward, performed by lateral rotation of the forearm.
Applied to the foot, it generally implies movements resulting in raising of the medial margin of the foot, hence of the longitudinal arch.