-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 instinctual ability of some animals to return to a given site without the use of landmarks, as birds to their roosts or salmon to spawning streams.
2. The ability of certain animals to travel to a precise distant location; such as, a breeding or wintering site, without any evident use of landmarks.
1. The study of the physical and chemical properties of a drug, and its dosage form, as related to the onset, duration, and intensity of drug action.
2. The use of biological means to restore or clean up contaminated land; such as, by adding bacteria and other organisms that consume or neutralize contaminants in the soil.
3. The conversion of hazardous wastes and pollutants into harmless materials by the action of microorganisms.
4. The purposeful addition of organic materials to a contaminated environment to cause an acceleration of natural processes to degrade or transform hazardous organic contaminants into harmless conditions.
An intoxication resulting from a plant or animal poison (biotoxin).
bioturbation (s) (noun), bioturbations (pl)
The mixing of a sediment by the burrowing, feeding, or other activities of living organisms.
A long-winded and verbose oration.
The paying of a bonus or a reward.
bovovaccination (s), bovovaccinations (pl) (nouns)
The inoculation of cattle with bovovaccine to prevent tuberculosis.
bullation (s), bullations (pl) (nouns)
A condition marked by the presence of a blister, blisters, or bullae.
caligation (s) (noun), caligations (pl)
Darkness; dimness; cloudiness: In medicine, caligation or "calico", is an opacity or cloudiness of the anterior surface of the crystaline lens, causing dimness of sight; impaired sight from obstruction to the passage of light, or a cataract.