-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.

1. The action or process of making someone a god or goddess.
2. The condition of having been made a god or goddess.
deliberation (s) (noun), deliberations (pl)
1. The action of weighing a thing in the mind with a view to making a decision.
2. The consideration and discussion of the reasons for and against a measure by a number of councillors (e.g. in a legislative assembly).
3. A slowness in action or movement; leisureliness.
demilitarization (s) (noun), demilitarizations (pl)
To do away with a military organization or potential, or to prohibit; such as, a zone or frontier area, from being used for armed forces purposes.
1. The act or process of removing minerals or mineral salts from a liquid; such as, water.
2. The loss, deprivation, or removal of minerals or mineral salts from the body; especially, through disease, as with the loss of calcium from bones or teeth.
3. Excessive elimination of mineral or inorganic salts; as in, pulmonary tuberculosis, cancer, and osteomalacia.
demonstration (s) (noun), demonstrations (pl)
1. The act of showing or making evident; a presentation to others of the way in which something works or is done.
2. Conclusive evidence; proof.
3. An illustration or explanation, as of a theory or product, by exemplification or practical application; conclusive proof.
4. A manifestation, as of one's feelings.
5. A public display of group opinion; a public show as a group for or against an issue, cause, or person; as by a rally or march: Ted and his friends attended the peace demonstrations.
6. A show of military force or readiness for combat.
demulceation (s) (noun), demulceations (pl)
That which is soothing and softening.
denationalization (s) (noun) (no plural)
The removal of an organization or activity from government control: The denationalization of certain documents was turned over to a private group.
denaturalization (s) (noun), denaturalizations (pl)
1. The act or process of changing or destroying the quality or nature of something.
2. The deprive someone of the rights of a citizenship.
denegation (s) (noun), denegations (pl)
A denial, a contradiction, or a refusal to comply with a request or instruction to do something.
denomination (s) (noun), denominations (pl)
1. The action of naming from or after something; giving a name to, calling by a name.
2. A mentioning or specifying by name.
3. A characteristic or qualifying name given to a thing or class of things; that which anything is called; an appellation, designation, title.
4. A collection of individuals classed together under the same name; now almost always specifically, a religious sect or body having a common faith and organization, and designated by a distinctive name.
5. A unit of value, especially monetary value.
denotation (s) (noun), denotations (pl)
denunciation (s) (noun), denunciations (pl)
Articulated public criticism of someone; such as, a strong reproof: Mr. Dean, the principal, was very upset and made an overt denunciation of the bad behavior of students at the soccer game.