-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. To make coarse and brutal; dehumanize: Hostilities in fighting can animalize people by degrading them, demeaning them, or putting them down.
3. To endow a deity, or god, with the attributes of a creature that is non-human: Jane read a story where a divine being was animalized into the form of a horse and later appeared again as a humanoid or a person.
2. The making of movies by filming a sequence of slightly varying drawings or models so that they appear to move and change when the sequence is shown and so they appear to be alive: Animations have been produced for many movies and even for sites on the internet.
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2. When capitalized, it is the date in Christianity upon which the Angel Gabriel informed Mary and Joseph of the upcoming birth of Jesus: Many churches celebrate the Annunciation with glorious music and prayers.
2. Foreknowledge, intuition, and presentiment.
3. The use or assignment of money; especially, from a trust fund, before it is legitimately available for use.
5. Music Introduction on a weak beat of one note of a new chord before the previous chord is resolved.
2. Taking or containing measures to curb nuclear proliferation: to sign the antiproliferation treaty.