-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.

fluctuation, fluctuations
1. Continual change from one point or condition to another.
2. A wavelike motion like that of waves; undulation; a moving in this and that direction; as the fluctuations of the sea.
3. A change in wave motion; such as, a variation in the water level from the normal sea level that is not caused by tide-producing forces.
4. A wavering; unsteadiness; such as, fluctuations of opinion.
5. A rising and falling suddenly; as fluctuations of prices or of monetary funds.
1. The process in which a solid is so finely ground as to take on most of the properties of a liquid.
2. A technique in which a finely divided solid is caused to behave in the manner of a fluid by its being suspended in a moving gas or liquid; the solids treated in this way are frequently catalysts.
3. The suspension of solid particles in a rapidly moving stream of gas or vapor to induce flowing motion of the whole.

Specifically, a technique in which a finely divided solid is caused to behave in the manner of a fluid by its being suspended in a moving gas or liquid.

1. The formation of rivers.
2. A river system.
1. A flowing or passing away, and giving place to others.
2. Discharging of large quantities of fluid material from the body; especially, the discharge of watery feces from the intestines.
3. The flowing of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
foreordination (s) (noun), foreordinations (pl)
Typically a theological term suggesting that the highest church authority has determined all aspects associated with the universe in anticipation of their actual occurrences: Many individuals who adhere to the strict and literal interpretation of spiritual writings believe in the foreordination of everything that happens throughout eternity by God.
The planting of trees or forests.
formication (s) (noun), formications (pl)
1. An itching sensation like the crawling of ants over the skin: "For some people, formications can result from excessive scratching of itching skin which may lead to misleading medical diagnoses of skin diseases."
2. A form of paresthesia producing an itching and tingling sensation like that of ants running over the skin: "The feeling of formication is one of the more common side effects of cocaine withdrawal."

"Formication is also an abnormal sensation or hallucination that ants are crawling in or on the skin; which is a common symptom in diseases of the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves."

formicational (adjective) (no comparatives)
A descriptive reference to a an abnormal subjective sensation of ants (or other small insects) creeping in or under a given skin area: "Formicational feelings are more commonly seen in patients in whom there is some organic agent; usually in the form of narcotic drugs (alcohol, cocaine, morphine, etc.)."
The process of becoming fossil.
fragmentation (s) (noun), fragmentations (pl)
1. In computer science, the scattering of parts of a file throughout a disk, as when the operating system breaks up the file and fits it into the spaces left vacant by previously deleted files.
2. The process of shattering or breaking up or being split up into fragments or broken pieces.
3. The loss of unity and cohesion and the splitting of something into isolated and often conflicting parts.