-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.

potation (s), potations (pl)
1. The act of drinking.
2. A drink, especially an alcoholic beverage.
preambulation (s) (noun), preambulations (pl)
1. A statement, written or verbal, that introduces a topic or explains the purpose of such a communication: The author spent a great deal of time and care composing the perambulation to the first volume of his autobiography.
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.
precancellation (s) (noun), precancellation (pl)
A stamp that has been marked as paid for prior to it being placed on an envelope or parcel, etc.: As an esoteric dimension of philately, the collection of precancellation is very interesting.
precipitation (s) (noun), precipitations (pl)
1. The act of making something happen suddenly and quickly.
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".
predation (s) (noun), predations (pl)
1. The killing and eating of an animal of one species by an individual of the same or different species.
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.

predation pressure
The effect that a predator's consumption has on a prey population.
1. In theology, being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with John Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind).
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.
predetermination (s) (noun), predeterminations (pl)
1. The act of ordaining in advance what is to take place: It was an act of predetermination when the two film enthusiasts, Mary and Max, met at the film rental shop and reached simultaneously for the only copy of the very popular movie.
2. A purpose formed beforehand: Adam was told by the minister that there was a predetermination of God's will in people's lives.
predication (s) (noun), predications (pl)
1. A proclamation of something which is considered to be affirmed: "The university president issued a predication that all classes would be cancelled if the football team won the trophy at the game next week."
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."
The divining of events beforehand.
1. The condition of being predominant over others.
2. A situation whereby advantages exist in numbers or quantities.
3. Characterized by exerting controlling power or influence.
1. A representation, often in a form or likeness, of a person, thing, or event that is to come; a foreshadowing.
2. The act of representing, suggesting, or imagining in advance.
premeditation (s) (noun), premeditations (pl)
A speculation or an arrangement of something in advance: Hector's murderous attack on the family obviously was a premeditation which he had planned long before it took place.