-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.
2. A voice vote, shout of approval: Frank Ferguson was elected president of the union by acclamation.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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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 in the ocean is created by the burning of fossil fuels.
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.
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.