-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 Greek cross formed of four capital gammas all facing outward so that the ends of the arms of the cross are open.
3. A pattern consisting of four capital Greek gammas (tetra-gammadion); especially, when joined at the center to form a swastika or a very old symbol used by many ancient cultures.
An Example of a Gammadion or a Gammation Symbol
2. The formation of gelatin.
2. The process of gel formation.
3. The change of a colloid from a sol to a gel.
4. The process of becoming solid by cooling; a cooling and solidifying.
Geographic speciation refers to the differentiation of populations of biological groups in various geographical isolations to the point where they are recognized as separate species.
2. The process where a seed, spore, or zygote begins to sprout, to grow, or to develop; usually after it has been dormant for a time while waiting for the right growing conditions.
3. The first outward sign of growth of a reproductive body; such as, a spore or pollen grain.
The term is commonly applied to seeds, in which germination is determined by such external conditions as water availability, temperature, and light; as well as, internal biochemical status that is appropriate before germination can occur.
Seed germination may be either epigeal, in which the cotyledons appear above the ground; or hypogeal, in which the cotyledons remain below the ground.