-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. Entreating solemnly; beseeching; supplicating: After Sam lost everything during the tornado storms, he tried to utilize obsecration with government officials for enough funding so he could rebuild his home for his family.
3. Asking for something humbly or earnestly, as by praying: Janice was a scholarship applicant who even tried obsecration in hopes of being accepted by the university of her choice.
2. A regular and accepted practice or rite: The observance of the liturgical calendar was important to the members of the religious community.
2. A statement dependant on information: Based on how dark the clouds are in the sky, it is Michael's observation that there will be a storm very soon.
It is Greg's observation that the observance of local holidays is important to the community.
2. A situation in which there are eye-like, or ocellate, markings.
3. An eye-spot pattern on the wing of a moth or butterfly, functioning as a means of intimidating predators.
The seeds of open-pollinated plants will produce new generations of those plants.
2. The state of functioning or of being in effect. The ban on playing loud music will bput into operation starting next week.
3. Something that is carried out; especially, something difficult or complex.
4. Any surgical procedure; that is, one carried out to repair damage to a body part.
5. An organized campaign, maneuver, or other form of action, especially one carried out by rescue personnel, the police, or diplomatic personnel.
6. An action conducted by military forces that can range in scope from a reconnaissance mission to an entire campaign: "Operation Desert Storm".
7. A mathematical process in which entities are derived from others through the application of rules; for example, subtraction, multiplication, or differentiation.
8. A series of actions performed by a computer, defined by an instruction and forming part of a computer program.
9. A business deal or financial transaction.
10. An illegal, dishonest, or underhanded business; for example, he got involved in a shady gambling operation.