-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. In computer science, executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained.
3. In computer science, a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated.
4. In mathematics, a process of achieving a desired result by repeating a sequence of steps and successively getting closer to that result.
2. To cut the throat of; to kill (in an obsolete sense).
2. A process occurring in vertebrate epidermis and epidermal structures in which keratin replaces the cytoplasm of a cell.
An example of keratinization is the cornified outer layer of the epidermis of the skin that consists of dead horny cells.
Hairs and finger-toe nails also consist of keratinized cells.
2. Shedding tears in excess.
2. The secretion and discharge of tears; specifically: abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic disease.
3. Shedding tears in excess.
2. An instance of lauding; tribute; encomium (a formal expression of high praise; a eulogy): "An encomium by the President greeted the returning military hero."