-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.
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.
2. A technique using 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".