-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. Made more scornful, despised, disdainful, disrespectful, or contemptuous.
3. A change over time in the meaning of a word so that it becomes less favorable or more negative; for example, the English word "cunning" formerly meant "learned" but now it is used to mean "cleverly deceitful".
4. Semantic changes in words to a lower, less approved, or less respectable meaning.
5. In linguistics, a change of meaning for the worse; the process by which the meaning of a word becomes negative or less elevated over a period of time; such as, silly, which formerly meant "deserving sympathy, helpless or simple," has come to mean "showing a lack of good sense, frivolous".
6. Changes over time in the meanings of words so that they become less favorable or more negative.
An example is the English word cunning, formerly used to mean "learned" but now it is used to mean "cleverly deceitful".
Low-frequency systems have better penetration than UHF systems.
2. A leisurely walk (usually in some public place).
2. A hole made through a part or substance.
3. The act of punching a hole; especially, a row of holes as for ease of separation.
4. A line of small holes for tearing at a particular place.
2. An arrangement of something in different groupings: The permutations of the letters a, b, and c are abc, acb, bac, bca, cab, and cba.
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2. The act of preserving from extinction through an endless existence or for an indefinite period of time; a continuance.
2. A term which is used in law for the specific kind of voter fraud when an individual chooses candidates in an election while pretending to be another elector who has the right to fill in the ballot.