-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. 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.
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.
2. A river system.
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.
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."
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.