-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.

cold cauterization
The use of carbon dioxide snow for cauterization.
collaboration (s) (noun), collaborations (pl)
The act of working together with one or more people in order to create something.
collation (s) (noun), collations (pl)
1. A detailed comparison between different items or forms of information.
2. The assembling of pieces of paper in proper numerical or logical sequence; especially, the sections of a book before binding.
3. The technical description of a book, including its bibliographical details and information about its physical construction, or the act of compiling such a description.
Uniting in praising.
collocation (s) (noun), collocations (pl)
1. The association between two words that are typically or frequently used together: Such words as "strong coffee" and "heavy drinker" are typical English collocations; as well as, "bosom buddy" and "dead serious".
2. An arrangement in which things are placed next to each other or close together: The artist made a collocation of certain pieces which formed a sculpture.

Clare saw the organized collocations of books on the shelves in the library.

1. The act or process of establishing a colony or colonies.
2. Sending people to live in and to govern another country:
1. The act of combining or the state of being combined.
2. The result of combining.
3. An alliance of people or parties for a common purpose; an association.
4. A sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
5. In mathematics, one or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.
commemoration (s) (noun), commemorations (pl)
A ceremony or celebration in which a person or a certain event is remembered.
commendation (s) (noun), commendations (pl)
1. Praise for someone's ability to achieve or accomplish something: Little Susi was very courageous as she rode on her tricycle for the first time without falling or injuring herself and so she received a lot of commendations from her parents.
2: A prize awarded to someone in recognition for being courageous or doing something in a superior way: Linda practiced her violin so often that she received commendations at the recital for being the most improved player in the group of musicians!
commigration (s) (noun), commigrations (pl)
The moving of an aggregation of people together from one locality, or territory, to another destination with the purpose of having a new permanent residence for better living conditions.
commiseration (s) (noun), commiserations (pl)
1. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes, or miseries, of other people.
2. An expression of sympathy with another person's grief.
communalization (s) (noun), communalizations (pl)
The process by which joint ownership of property and resources is developed: "In his old age, Thomas Jacobs wrote a thesis on the communalization of the first farms and farmers with which he worked."
communication (s) (noun), communications (pl)
1. The imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs: The communication of the president’s speech was done with a fax machine.
2. The process or act of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or to exchange information or to express one's ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc. to another person or to people: There was a well planned schedule for the communication of sensitive data to the new officials.
3. Etymology: from Latin communicare, "to share, to divide out"; literally "to make common".
communization (s) (noun), communizations (pl)
The act of changing the ownership or management of property from a private to a group ownership: "The process of communization of the flooded rice fields proceeded smoothly."