-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. A cause of mental disquiet, disturbance, or agitation: Tim's bizarre haircut was the perturbation that upset his parents at Easter dinner.
3. Variation in a designated orbit, as of a planet, that results from the influence of one or more external bodies: Gravitational attraction between planets can cause perturbations and cause a planet to deviate from its expected orbit.
Perturbations in Neptune's orbit led to the discovery of the object that was causing the perturbation, the planet Pluto.
Perturbations in the orbits of stars have led to the discovery of planetary systems outside of our Solar system.
"Colloids are two-phase systems in which one is uniformly dispersed in another as particles small enough so they cannot be filtered or will not settle out."
Since the petrification of a snail that she found was complete and perfect, Sharon decided to save it and put it into her collection of other fossils.2. A condition of utmost fear, causing a person to be unable to move: Jane was in a state of petrification and completely devastated after receiving the news of the tragic accident in which her father was killed.
3. The process of fossilization: Petrification is a geological process of preservation that turns organic material into a rock and usually takes millions of years to accomplish.
Photocoagulation is a technique that uses intense light energy, as from a laser, to produce scar tissue used in treating certain eye disorders, in medical and biological research, etc.
2. A process in which an organism takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide in the presence of light, occurring during photosynthesis in conditions in which there is a low concentration of carbon dioxide and intensive levels of light.
2. Etymology: from physallis, "bubble".