-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.

nosointoxication
Any disease due to or associated with poisoning.
notation (s) (noun), notations (pl)
notification (s) (noun), notifications (pl)
nullification
1. The act of making something legally invalid, counteracting, or overriding the effect or force of something.
2. The act of canceling something out.
3. The refusal by a state government to allow the application of a section of federal law.
4. In U.S. history, a doctrine expounded by the advocates of extreme states' rights which held that states have the right to declare null and void any federal law that they deem unconstitutional.
numeration (s) (noun), numerations (pl)
Calculations or processes of tallying, reckoning, or assigning a quantum to something: Numerations involve a system of reading or naming numbers: especially, those written decimally and usually according to the Arabic numerals.

Numeration can be an action, a process, or a result of ascertaining the number of people, etc., in a specified category.

nutrication (s) (noun), nutrications (pl)
The act or process of eating properly: The best nutrication one can have is to provide energy as a developing elelment in order to help maintain or to repair body parts and to support better growth and development of one's physical structure.

The nutrication of the farmer's cows had to be properly supervised in order to ensure that they received the best possible fodder possible for the best milk.

obambulation (s) (noun), obambulations (pl)
1. Walking around in an aimless manner; as if, not knowing where he or she is going or not going anywhere in particular.
2. Wandering here and there with no special objective or purpose in mind.
obfuscation (s) (noun), obfuscations (pl)
1. A confusion resulting from failure to understand; bewilderment, disorientation: When the doctor was trying to explain Fern's medical condition, there was much more obfuscation and confusion than understanding about what could be done to improve her ailment.
2. An activity that leaves people baffled or bewildered and being without understanding: It was difficult for the audience to comprehend what the politician was trying to say because of his obfuscation regarding how he would improve the economy.
Confusion and bewilderment.

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objurgation (s) (noun), objurgations (pl)
oblation (s) (noun), oblations (pl)
obligation
1. The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie.
2. A social, legal, or moral requirement; such as, a duty, contract, or promise that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action.
3. A course of action imposed by society, the law, or one's conscience by which a person is bound or restricted.
4. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty.
5. In law, a legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action; especially, if the agreement also specifies a penalty for failure to comply and the document containing the terms of such an agreement.
6. Something owed as payment or in return for a special service or favor for which one is indebted to another.
7. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received.
8. Etymology: from Old French obligation (1235), from Laton obligationem, obligatio, "an engaging" or pledging"; literally, "a binding" (but rarely used in this sense), noun of action from obligare.

The meaning is of "binding with promises" or "by law" or "duty". Oblige, with which it is usually confused, means "to do one a favor".

obliteration (s) (noun) (no plural)
The complete destruction of something so nothing is left: Many houses in parts of the United States have recently suffered obliteration as a result of the hurricanes that took place.
obluctation
A struggling or striving against; a resistance.
obnubilation (s) (noun), obnubilations (pl)
1. A clouded mental state or condition.
2. A lowered level of consciousness; for example, with a loss of the ability to respond properly to external stimuli.
obscuration (s) (noun), obscurations (pl)
The state of being darkened or hidden: Sharon was watching the obscuration of the moon during the eclipse.