-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. The condition of being liberated: Emancipation was the only thought Jane had when she discovered her life being filled with household chores, with no contacts with her former friends, and no income of her own.
3. Etymology: the e is a short form of ex-, "out of"; man in this case is a short form of manus, "hand"; while cip is the root of "to take"; and tion is a suffix that is used to make a noun of a verb form: therefore, emancipation is "the act of taking out of the hand"; hence, "the act of setting free".
2. The movement of inhabitants from one governing state to a different one for the purpose of residing in a new place.
3. In medicine, the passage of white blood cells through the endothelium and wall of small blood vessels.
2. The process of trying to be the same as or better than another person; especially, by imitating.
3. In computer science, a technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another one.
4. Etymology: from the 1550's, from Medieval French émulation (13th century) and directly from Latin aemulationem, aemulatio; from the past participle stem of the Latin verb aemulari, "to rival, to strive to excel"; from aemulus, "striving, rivaling".
2. A recapitulation of the heads or main points of an argument: Jim's attorney presented his enumerations of why Jim should not be convicted.
3. Etymology: from Latin enumeratus and enumerare, "to reckon up, count over, enumerate"; from ex- "from" + numerare, "to count, number"; from numerus, "number".
2. The process of restoring all cells in a battery to an equal state or charge.
3. To adjust or to correct the frequency characteristics of (an electronic signal) by restoring them to their original level of high frequencies.
2. A situation that has two or more variable aspects to be considered.
3. The act or process of making things equal or considering them to be equal.
4. The state of being the same or equivalent.
5. In chemistry, a written representation of the reactants and products in a chemical reaction or symbolic representation showing the kind and amount of the starting materials and products of a reaction.
2. Etymology: from Latin equitation which came from equitare, "to ride a horse".
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2. An assertion that is not exactly wrong, but evades a disagreeable truth: The club’s president made an equivocation when he said that they could use a bit more money, when in fact they were deep in debt!
3. In logic, the two-fold meaning of a term which then creates a fallacy: Willfully distorting the facts can also be called an equivocation, when stating that someone took the keys to the car when, in fact, the driver was the one who did it!