-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.

1. The process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice.
2. The condition or result of being glaciated.
The covering of a land area by glacier ice.

This term was coined by G. Taylor in the Antarctic and introduced by Wright and Priestly (1922) to distinguish the act of glacial inundation from its geologic consequences (glaciation).

It is growing in use in Great Britain but it still is considered unnecessary by some American geologists, who use the term "glacier covering".

—Wright, Sir C. E., and Priestley, Sir R. E., Glaciology, British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition, 1910–1913; Harrison and Sons Ltd, London; 1922.
globalization (U.S.), globalisation (British)
1. To make global or worldwide in scope or application.
2. A modern term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade and cultural exchange.

It describes the increase of trade and investing due to the falling of barriers and the interdependence of countries.

3. The tendency over time for the nations and citizens of the world to become more closely interconnected, as a result of factors; such as, increased trade and travel, higher rates of immigration, and the spread of mass media including film and television.
4. Any specific instance of the trend; that is, the globalization of the internet from its beginning as a small network in the United States.
1. The act of forming or gathering into a ball or round mass; the state of being gathered into a ball; conglomeration.
2. That which is formed into a ball; a ball; a glomerate mass.
1. A boast.
2. A triumphing.
1. A glorified or more splendid form of something.
2. The act of glorifying.
3. The state of being glorified.
4. Exaltation to the glory of heaven.
glycoregulation, glycoregulatory
The control of the processes associated with the metabolism or biotransformation of sugar.
gratification (s) (noun), gratifications (pl)
1. The action of tasting or the sense of taste.
2. The act of tasting, the sense of taste, or the gustatory function (the performance of the sense of taste).
The exudation of water from leaves.
gyration (s) (noun), gyrations (pl)
The act of doing circular or spiral motions; a rotation; a whirling.