-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 shadowing or partial concealment of an area.
3. A faint sketch; an imperfect representation of a thing.
4. In heraldry, the shadow only of a figure, outlined, and painted of a color darker than the field.
2. What someone does for amusement, or for relaxation, away from his or her regular job; a hobby: A group of teachers whose avocations were the playing of musical instruments decided to form a small orchestra.
2. The charging of a liquid with air or other gas, as the oxygenation of blood in the bronchial alveoli.
3. The act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent.
2. An unusual mannerism or behavior that is not natural: Fred Black had a peculiar affectation of constantly putting his hat on and taking it off again which made some people think that he had an uncontrollable desire or compulsion to do this.
3. A particular habit; such as, speech or dress that is adopted to give an impression that is not real or true: Andre's high-toned English accent was an affectation which he assumed when auditioning for a part in a new theater production.
Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.
2. A positive statement, or the declaration, of the truth or existence of something.
3. A formal declaration acceptable in a court, usually made by someone who has a conscientious objection to taking an oath: The Constitution of the U.S. provides for an oath or an affirmation by officeholders.
4. A confirmation, or ratification, of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc.
2. The formation of a word by means of an affix: The affixation of "discourage" uses the prefix "dis", which is added to the root "courage" and alters the content of the term.
The effect of attaching an affixation to an expression transforms the content of the meaning or part of speech; for example, "recreation" (noun) can be changed to "recreational" (adjective).
In his English class at school, Jake learned how to convert the content of several words by using the method of affixation, which changes them from one part of speech to another one or changes their meanings completely.