-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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acetification (s) (noun), acetifications (pl)
The process of making something sour or acetous: Acetification takes place when wine vinegar is made of the juice of grapes, and which is very common in European countries.
acetylation (s) (noun), acetylations (pl)
The formation of an acetyl derivative: Acetylation is the procedure of putting an acetyl group into a compound.
acid rain (s) (noun), acid rains (pl)
Rain, or other precipitation that has an excessive concentration of sulfuric or nitric acids; acidic rain; acidic precipitation: Acid rain is 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.

Any kind of precipitation or fog water having a pH less than 5.65 is termed to be acid rain.

Acid rain is the deposition of acidifying substances from the atmosphere during an event of precipitation.

acidification (s) (noun), acidifications (pl)
The process of becoming acid; conversion into an acid: Soil acidification takes place when acidic chemicals are put into the soil, caused by acid rain pollution, for example.

Acidification in the ocean is created by the burning of fossil fuels.

acidulation (s) (noun), acidulations (pl)
The action or process of making something acid: In the procedure of acidulation, a bit of zestiness is added to some alcoholic drinks. like some wines.
acropigmentation (s) (noun), acropigmentations (pl)
An abnormal or unnatural colouring of the hands or feet: Acropigmentation is a hyperpigmentation of the dorsal surfaces of the fingers and toes beginning in early childhood and usually increasing with age.

Acropigmentation is more common in persons of dark complexion.

activation (s) (noun), activations (pl)
1. The process of making active and effective: The plight of Stella's missing kitten prompted the activation of all of the neighbours to hunt for it.
2. Stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical: In medicine, activation can be the response of a stimulant on a nerve or on an organ.
3. The activity of causing to have energy and to be active: Rose's little baby slowly showed some activation as she started to wiggle and make cooing sounds.
4. In medicine, the deliberate induction of a pattern of electrical activity in the brain: Activation is a method of rousing the brain by light, electricity, chemical agents, or by sound to bring about unusual or a strange activity in the electroencephalography.
active vasodilatation
A widening of the blood vessels caused by a relaxation of the musculature of the vessel wall.
acuation (s) (noun) (no pl)
The action of sharpening something; acuition: The process of acuation of his kitchen knives was necessary for Joe to prepare the vegetables and tomatoes for lunch.
aculeation (s) (noun), aculeations (pl)
A condition of being sharpened or pointed: The aculeation of Sam's pencils was commented on quite positively by his teacher in school.

When Bob bought the cactus its spines were all in a state of aculeation, but later on it lost all of its sharply pointed projections and died.