-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 condition in which there is a reduced amount of air entering the pulmonary (lung) alveoli (small cell containing air in the lungs), causing decreased levels of oxygen and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood Hypoventilation can be a result of breathing that is too shallow (hypopnea), or too slow (bradypnea) or by diminished lung function.
2. The act of idolizing, adoring, or worshiping; especially, to excess.
2. Cautery excisions (using devices to destroy tissues by electricity, freezing, heat, or corrosive chemicals).
2. Heat exhaustion, a condition caused by environmental temperatures too high for the body's compensatory mechanism.
2. The amount or strength of effulgence available in a place or for a purpose: In the display case at the museum, the illumination was adjusted so as not to harm the artifacts by exposing them to too much bright shine.
3. The application and distribution of a beam to a subject: The scientist asked the students to bring the illumination closer to the microscope so the microbes could be seen easier.
4. The process of clarifying or explaining something: The volunteer guide at the gallery offered an exceptional illumination about the history of the Arctic artists and their work.
5. Intellectual or spiritual enlightenment: The pilgrim experienced a sense of illumination after spending a week with a religious retreat in the mountains.
6. A colored letter, design, or illustration decorating a manuscript or page, or the art or act of decorating written texts: The monks used gold leaf for part of the illumination of the religious texts they were carefully copying.
7. In medicine, throwing a beam on the body or a part or into a cavity for diagnostic purposes or shedding luster on an object under a microscope: The surgeon used a fiber optic instrument to bring illumination to the open chest surgery so he could see any possible blood clots.
2. The art or process of producing or providing pictures to accompany a text: The author hired an artist to present beautiful illustrations for his new edition of children's fairy stories.
3. The action or fact of making clear or evident to the mind; setting forth clearly or pictorially: The action of the twins was a perfect illustration of sibling rivalry when they both wanted to have the same blue lunch pail.