-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.

acclamation, acclimation
acclamation (ak" luh MAY shuhn) (noun)
1. Loud applause, shout of approval: The queen received an acclamation from the crowd.
2. A voice vote, shout of approval: Frank Ferguson was elected president of the union by acclamation.
acclimation (ak" li MAY shuhn, ak" luh MAY shuhn) (noun)
1. Adaptation to a different climate, environment, situation, or circumstance: More time will be needed for the acclimation of the new workers and their equipment.
2. Adjustment of an organism to its natural climatic environment: Now that winter is over, the spring acclimation of earthworms will proceed naturally.

There was no need for polling the delegates because they nominated Madeline for president with a thunderous acclamation. In fact, she found that acclimation to the suddenly new heights of power was not at all difficult to experience.

accommodation (s) (noun), accommodations (pl)
1. Something that meets a need; a convenience; such as, a room or building to live in.
2. A seat, a compartment, or a room on a public vehicle.
3. A reconciliation or a settlement of opposing views or the modification of actions in response something.
4. The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
5. A financial favor, such as a loan of money; especially, by a financial institution as a favor to someone before a formal credit arrangement is made.
accreditation (s) (noun), accreditations (pl)
The granting of approval and certification to an institution of learning by an official review board after the school has met specific requirements.
accumulation (s) (noun), accumulations (pl)
1. A process by which something increases in amount or is collected together over time: When a person continues to put money into a bank account, the amount that builds up is the accumulation of his or her savings.

If a person has an interest-bearing account, the interest will make the accumulation even larger.

2. Several things that are grouped together or which are considered as a whole.
3. The act of gathering or amassing, as into a heap or a pile: The accumulation of leaves blocked the drain pipe from the roof of the house.
accusation (s) (noun), accusations (pl)
1. An assertion or allegation that someone is guilty of a fault or has done something illegal or wrong: There have been additional accusations of Harry's corruptions while he was serving as the mayor of the city.
2. A formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt: The police officer submitted his report which included the accusation that the driver was exceeding the posted speed limit.
3. Etymology: from Latin accusatio(n); from accusare, "to call to account"; from ad-, "toward" + causa, "reason, motive, lawsuit".
A false accusation of doing something wrong or committing a crime.
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1. To convert or to become converted to acetic acid or vinegar.
2. To make sour or more sour; acidify, acidulate.
3. To turn acidic.
Formation of an acetyl derivative.
acid rain (s) (noun), acidic rain, acidic precipitation; acid rains, acidic rains, acidic precipitations (pl)
1. Rain, or other precipitation that has an excessive concentration of sulfuric or nitric acids.
2. A popular term for the atmospheric deposition of acidified rain, snow, sleet, hail, acidifying gases and particles, as well as, acidified fog and cloud water.
3. Rain, snow, sleet or fog water having a pH less than 5.65.
4. The deposition of acidifying substances from the atmosphere during a precipitation event.
1. The process of becoming acid, e.g., when soil or water is polluted by acid rain.
2. The act or process of acidifying; conversion into an acid.
The action or process of acidulating; the state of being acidulated.
Hyperpigmentation of the dorsal surfaces of the fingers and toes beginning in early childhood and usually increasing with age; more common in persons of dark complexion.
activation (s) (noun), activations (pl)
1. Making active and effective.
2. Stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical.
3. The activity of causing to have energy and to be active.
4. In medicine, the deliberate induction of a pattern of electrical activity in the brain, as in electroencephalography.
active vasodilatation
A widening of the blood vessels caused by a relaxation of the musculature of the vessel wall.
Sharpening, rendering acute.
A state, or condition, of being sharpened or pointed.