-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.

1. A piece of music whose original harmony has been revised.
2. The technique of taking an existing melodic line and altering the harmony which accompanies it.
reiteration (s) (noun), reiterations (pl)
1. The act of repeating something over and over again: The politician told the reporters that if he were elected, his reiteration would be to oppose raising taxes!
2. Etymology: from Latin reiterare, reiterat- from re-, "again" +iterare, "to repeat".
A repetition of words.
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1. The act of restoring to a more youthful condition.
2. The phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored to a person, a situation, or condition.
relation (s) (noun), relations (pl)
1. A form of activity that provides a change and relief from effort, work, or tension, and that gives pleasure.
2. The process of becoming or of making something less firm, rigid, or tight.
relaxation suture
A suture that may be loosened to relieve excessive tension.
remilitarization (s) (noun), remilitarizations (pl)
The act of equipping and preparing for another war.
1. The restoration of lost mineral constituents to the body, especially to bone.
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.
1. The act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses.
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.