-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, globalisation (s) (noun); globalizations; globalisations
The process of becoming global or worldwide in scope or application; Globalization describes the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade and cultural exchange.

Globalization relates to the increase of trade and investing due to the falling of barriers and the interdependence of countries.

Globalization is also 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.

One specific instance of globalization is the worldwide importance of the internet from its beginning as a small network in the United States.

glomeration (s) (noun), glomerations (pl)
1. The act of forming or gathering into a ball or round mass; conglomeration: A glomeration is the state of being clustered into a spherical body.
2. That which is formed into a balll: The glomeration of seeds on the beaked hawksbeard after flowering was like a soft fluffy ball.
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.