-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.
Lorene's aunt, Mrs. Jones by compellation, gained academic recognition through her compilation of Folk Legends from the Far North.
2. Capable of causing someone to believe or agree: The compellent evidence was presented by the lawyer in court.
3. Regarding something that is strong and forceful enough to cause a person to feel inclined to do something: The lowering of wages and the requirement that more hours would be required was a compellent reason for leaving his job."
2. Something, such as a set of data, a report, or an anthology, that is collected, or the process of bringing things together from various places to form a whole.
3. Anything that is produced; such as, reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.; which have been made up of material gathered from other printed sources.
4. The production of a new or revised map or chart from existing maps, aerial photographs, surveys, new data, or other sources.
5. The process of translating a high-level programming language into a machine-executable form.
2. Determining something by mathematical or logical methods.
3. Problem solving that involves numbers or quantities.
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2. A shout of approval or disapproval: The student speaker asked for the conclamation of the crowd for the march to the university president's office to demand an explanation for increasing the tuition costs.
2. An official letter that praises someone publicly: The soldier was awarded a commendation for bravery.
During his commendation to the citizen for bravery in helping those who fell into the river, the mayor also issued a condemnation of the poor construction of the bridge which lead to the accident.
2. The result of being made more compact or dense.
3. A reduction of a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter or terser form; abridgment.
4. A condensed form: "Did you read the whole book or just a condensation?"
5. The act or process of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form.
6. In chemistry, a reaction between two or more organic molecules leading to the formation of a larger molecule and the elimination of a simple molecule such as water or alcohol.
7. The process by which atmospheric water vapor liquefies to form fog, clouds, or the like, or solidifies to form snow or hail.
8. The representation of two or more ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses by one word or image, as in a person's humor, accidental slips, or dreams.
9. The relative amount by which the density of an elastic medium varies from its average value as a sound wave passes through it.
10. A reaction of two or more organic chemicals, one of the products of which is water, ammonia, or a simple alcohol.
11. A process by which water vapor changes to dew, fog, or clouds; brought about either by the cooling of air to its dew point or the addition of enough water vapor to bring the mixture to the point of saturation.