-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.
"A vaccine against a viral disease can be made from an attenuation, a less virulent strain of the virus, a virus capable of stimulating an immune response and creating immunity but not causing illness."2. In physics, a reduction in amplitude, density, or energy resulting from friction, absorption, or scattering.
3. A loss of solar irradiance as it passes through the atmosphere to the surface of the earth.
4. A reduction in the toxicity of a pollutant substance in the environment; especially, as a result of natural processes: "The attenuations of bacteria and viruses are made less virulent by being heated, dried, treated with chemicals, passed through another organism, or cultured under unfavorable conditions."
"Attenuated bacteria are often used as vaccine agents."5. The process of reduction: "There is an attenuation of an x-ray beam when its intensity is reduced."
6. The reduction of amplitude, magnitude, or strength of an electrical signal: "In electronics, an attenuation is the opposite of an amplification."
2. The act of witnessing something in writing which is made at the request of the party making it, and subscribing the name of the witness as a testimony of such a fact.
2. The agglutination or spontaneous clumping together of an individual's red blood cells in his own serum, as a consequence of a specific autoantibody.
2. A cessation or failure of the respiratory process (breathing) as a result of internal metabolic activities.
The term metabolism refers to the entire physical and chemical processes involved in the maintenance and reproduction of life in which nutrients are broken down to generate energy and to give simpler molecules (catabolism) which by themselves may be used to form more complex molecules (anabolism) and it also consists of all of the physical and chemical changes that occur in cells to allow growth and to maintain body functions as food is converted into the energy and the products needed to sustain life.