-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.

prolification (s) (noun), prolifications (pl)
1. The production of young or offspring: Jane's cat was very good at prolification because she had kittens about 3 or 4 times as year!.
2. Reproduction by the growth of a plant, or part of a plant, directly from an older one: Prolification is a common phenomenon in strawberry plants, pineapple plants, and roses.
1. The consequence of being lengthened in duration.
2. The amount or degree or range to which something extends.
3. A prolonged or extended form.
4. To lengthen in extent, scope, or range.
5. An added part.
promanation (s) (noun), promanations (pl)
The act of drifting forth; an efflux or a movement of something going out.
pronunciation (s) (noun), pronunciations (pl)
The way or the manner in which words or languages are vocalized; often reflecting regional accents, etc.: Sally and the other students appeared to be confused because Mrs. White's pronunciation of "oil" sounded just like the word "all".
prorogation (s) (noun), prorogations (pl)
1. Discontinuing the meetings of a legislative body without dissolving it: Sometimes the prorogation of some government bodies take place for weeks or even months.
2. In England, the continuance of parliament from one session to another, as an adjournment is a continuance of the session from day to day: To avoid calling new elections, the prime minister decided on a prorogation of the government until after the summer holidays.

This is the established language with respect to the parliament of Great Britain. In the United States, the term prorogation is rarely or never used because "adjournment" is preferred.

prostration (s) (noun), prostrations (pl)
1. A condition in which someone is laying flat on his or her face or bowing very low.
2. Something that causes a person to become physically or emotionally weak or helpless.
protestation (s) (noun), protestations (pl)
1. A strong or firm declaration that something is true or false.
2. The act of complaining by expressing strong disapproval of something: A protestation is a statement which expresses a significant disagreement about the validity of statements or actions that other other people express.
provocation (s) (noun), provocations (pl)
1. Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment: Shirley's brother loses his temper at the least provocation that she has with him.
2. Something that incites or encourages someone to attack others: During recess on the school playground, George started telling lies about Jack, another student in the same classroom, and this provocation resulted in Jack using his fist against George!
3. Etymology: from Old French provocation (12th century), from Latin provocationem, provocatio, "a calling forth, a challenge"; from provocatus, past particple of provocare, "to provoke"; that is, "to call forth, to challenge"; from pro-, "forth" + vocare, "to call".
A cause or an irritation that results in anger.
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pseudoagglutination (s) (noun), pseudoagglutinations (pl)
An agglomeration of particles in solution that does not involve antigen-antibody combination: Pseudoagglutination occurs with red blood cells that are grouped together resembling a rouleaux or a roll of coins.
A method of treating anxiety and tension by practicing general bodily relaxation, as in systematic desensitization.
1. The act or process of publishing printed matter for the public.
2. An issue of printed material offered for sale or distribution to various people.
3. Communication of information to the public.
4. The act of publishing a book, periodical, map, piece of music, engraving, or the like.
5. The act of bringing before the public; an announcement to the people in general.
The act or process of reducing to a pulp.
pulsation (s) (noun), pulsations (pl)
Strong and regular beats or movements: "After running so much, David's heart pulsations were naturally stronger than they were just before he started."
The rendering of a substance into a powder form.

One example is coal which has been pulverized or crushed into a fine dust in a grinding mill, and then blown into the combustion zone of a furnace where it burns rapidly and efficiently.

The technique of breaking coal down into a fine powder for burning provides advantages; such as, a higher combustion temperature, improved thermal efficiency, and a lower air requirement for combustion.