-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. The quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes.
3. The trait of avoiding excesses.
4. A limiting, controlling, or restricting of something so that it becomes or remains moderate.
5. The position or function of moderating something within reasonable limits, and never to excess.
6. Etymology: from Middle French moderation; from Latin moderationem, moderatio, "moderating"; from Latin moderatus, past participle of moderari, "to regulate" which is related to modus, "measure".
2. To make modern in appearance, style, or character; to update.
3. Acceptance or adoption of modern ways, ideas, or style.
4. Transformation of a society from a rural and agrarian condition to a secular, urban, and industrial one.
2. In biology, any of the external changes in an organism that is caused by an environment or activity and not genetically transmitted to the offspring.
3. In linguistics, a change that takes place by a word that is borrowed from another language.
4. A phonological (sound) change of a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction; such as, the modification of will to 'll in I'll, we'll, they'll, she'll", etc.
2. The fact of changing in some characteristic way the amplitude, frequency, or phase of a wave, or the velocity of the electrons in an electron beam.
3. A manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified.
4. The rise and fall of the voice pitch.
5. A musical passage moving from one key to another.
6. Etymology: "act of singing" or "making music", from Old French modulation, "act of making music"; from Latin modulationem, modulatio, "rhythmical measure, singing and playing, melody"; from modulatus, modulari, "to regulate, to measure off properly"; from Latin modulus, "small measure".
Waves be changed in a variety of ways that can be picked up by the reader and turned into the ones and zeroes of binary code.
Waves can be made higher or lower (amplitude modulation) or shifted forward (phase modulation).
The frequency can be varied (frequency modulation), or data can be contained in the duration of pulses (pulse-width modulation).
2. The act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined.
3. To soften in feeling or temper, as a person; to pacify; to appease.
2. To mitigate or to reduce; to soften: "The supervisor tried to mollify the demands of his employees by offering them a raise."
2. In religious use, the action of mortifying the flesh or its lusts. The subjection of one146;s appetites and passions by the practice of austere living, especially by the self-infliction of bodily pain or discomfort.
3. Something that causes a feeling of shame and humiliation caused by a disappointment, a rebuff or slight, or an untoward accident; the sense of disappointment or vexation.