-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.

dinumeration (s) (noun), dinumerations (pl)
The act of tallying up or numbering singly or individually: Dinumeration is the process of counting separately in order, one at a time.
direct auscultation (s) (noun), direct auscultations (pl)
The act of listening to the internal sounds of the body, and in this case, it is performed without the stethoscope: Tom used direct auscultation to determine if he could detect the heartbeats of his unborn child inside his wife’s uterus.
disambiguation (s) (noun), disambiguations (pl)
The lack of vagueness or uncertainty in communication: The disambiguation of the doctor's orders was absolutely clear and distinct and did not allow for any confusion of how many pills to take and when they were to be taken.
disapprobation (s) (noun), disapprobations (pl)
1. A moral disapproval or condemnation: Most church ministers present disapprobations to their congregations about right and wrong behaviors.
2. An expression of a strong unfavorable opinion: As the mayor of his city, Chris was finding it difficult to tolerate the constant disapprobation of his critics.
A disapproval of a situation.
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A failure to be satisfied.
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disarticulation (s) (noun), disarticulations (pl)
The amputation of a limb of the body through a joint, without cutting the bone.
1. The termination of an association with another person or group.
2. The denial of any connection or involvement with someone or something else.
3. The state of being unconnected in memory or imagination.
4. A state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently.
disforest (verb), disforests; disforested; disforesting
To clear or to deprive of the tall woody plants which are perennial, have a main trunk and branches: So that the new residential area could be built, some of the woodland had to be disforested, or stripped of the trees.
disintegration (s) (noun), disintegrations (pl)
A lack of integrity or completeness; an unsound condition.
dislocation (s) (noun), dislocations (pl)
dispensation (s) (noun), dispensations (pl)
1. Permission to break a law or an official promise that has been made: The defendant asked the court to grant him a dispensation from having to pay his divorced wife any additional money.
2. An action that provides something to people: The doctor provided a dispensation for Arnold to continue participating in the sports event after he had fallen and hurt his hand.
A self proclaimed special permission to pay no attention to a rule or practice.
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disputation (s) (noun), disputations (pl)
1. The formal presentation of, and opposition to, a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote): There were significant disputations between the teachers’ union and the local government over contract negotiations.
2. The act of debating; a verbal controversy: Before the election, there were several disputations scheduled among the candidates so voters might be able to have a better understanding of the issues.
3. An oral defense or debate of an academic’s thesis: The science department at the university scheduled a disputation of Mike's thesis to take place next Monday afternoon.
Controversy, heated argument.
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Controversial argument.
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A disagreement about issues.
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