-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 act of lauding; praising; giving a high commendation.
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."
lavation (s) (noun), lavations (pl)
1. An act of washing or cleansing.
2. The process of lavage; ablution.
3. The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
legalize, legalization
To make legal or conformable to law; to invest with the authority of law; to authorize, justify, sanction.
legislation (s) (noun), legislations (pl)
1. The action of making or giving laws; the enactment of laws, lawgiving; an instance of this.
2. The enactments of a legislator or legislature; the whole body of enacted laws.
An excruciatingly slow display of manual non-dexterity; especially, as practiced by ticket sellers, toll takers, bank tellers, etc.: "The toll taker's lentidigitation caused a five-mile backup at the bridge."
levigation (s) (noun), levigations (pl)
A process in which a solid has been rubbed into a fine powder: The construction company had levigations of stones which were used with cement to make concrete which is a strong building material composed of sand, gravel, cement, and water.
levitation (s) (noun), levitations (pl)
1. An act or a phenomenon of changing a location in an upward direction: The levitations of the balloons were a spectacular part of the celebration.
2. The raising of a body in the air by what seems to be supernatural means: The entertainer presented the levitation of a very large man during the TV presentation.
libration (s) (noun), librations (pl)
A real or apparent oscillation in the orbit of one celestial body as seen from the one around which it orbits; especially, as seen in the Moon from the Earth.
The application of a ligature.