-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. The technique of taking an existing melodic line and altering the harmony which accompanies it.
2. Etymology: from Latin reiterare, reiterat- from re-, "again" +iterare, "to repeat".
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2. The phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored to a person, a situation, or condition.
2. The process of becoming or of making something less firm, rigid, or tight.
2. The restoring of minerals to demineralized structures or substances.
3. The restoration of mineral elements; such as, of calcium salts to bones or teeth.
2. A payment or reward for goods or services or for losses sustained or inconvenience caused.
3. The paying or rewarding of someone for goods or services or for losses sustained or inconvenience caused.
This term often refers to the total compensation received by an executive, which includes not only the base salary but options, bonuses, expense accounts and other forms of compensation.