-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 drink, especially an alcoholic beverage.
2. The act of proceeding in front of someone when out for a walk or other outdoor activity: On their morning perambulation, Teresa and her dog ambled one behind the other so as not to disrupt and get in the way of others who were out as well.
2. A casting down or falling headlong.
3. A hastening or hurrying in movement, procedure, or action.
4. Sudden haste.
5. Unwise or rash rapidity.
6. In meteorology, falling products of condensation in the atmosphere; such as, rain, snow, or hail: "When the weather forecast predicts a high precipitation level, people should expect a lot of rain or snow."
7. The amount of rain, snow, hail, etc., that has fallen at a given place within a given period, usually expressed in inches or centimeters of water.
8. In chemistry and physics: the precipitating of a substance from a solution.
9. Etymology: "sudden haste", from Middle French precipitation (15th century); directly from Latin praecipitationem, praecipitatio, "act" or "fact of falling headlong, haste, steep place"; from praecipitare, "to throw headlong, to fall, to be hasty"; from praeceps "headlong, steep"; which was a compound formed from the prefix prae-, "in front" + capit, caput, "head".
2. The interaction between populations in which one organism (the predator) consumes another (the prey).
Typically, the predator catches, kills and eats its prey but predation is also used to describe feeding by insectivorous plants and even grazing by herbivores.
2. In some religious beliefs, the doctrine that God, a deity, or fate has established in advance everything that is going to happen and that nothing can change this.
3. A previous determination as if by destiny or fate.
2. A purpose formed beforehand: Adam was told by the minister that there was a predetermination of God's will in people's lives.
2. That which can be the basis for an argument: "The two friends got into a friendly argument about the predication of the election which was announced over the radio."
2. A situation whereby advantages exist in numbers or quantities.
3. Characterized by exerting controlling power or influence.
2. The act of representing, suggesting, or imagining in advance.