-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.

routinization (s), routinizations (pl) (nouns)
rubrication (s) (noun), rubrications (pl)
1. A form of calligraphy (beautiful hand writing), in medieval manuscripts, in which any added text was done with a red color: "When Samuel looked at the ancient manuscript, he noticed the first letter on each page was done as a rubrication."
2. Anything done in red; such as, a letter, a word, or some other part of a text that is presented separately: "Most computers spell check mispelled words as rubrications so they are easy to see."
ructation (s), ructations (pl) (noun forms)
The act of belching wind from the stomach: "The ructations coming from the man were loud and frequent."
rumination (s) (noun), ruminations (pl)
1. The act of pondering or thinking; meditation: Some people have psychological ruminations involving distressing thoughts for a very long time.

2. Persistent meditation on a subject, particularly thinking about and reviewing one's past: For some people, rumination is known to obsess them with a single idea, or set of thoughts, with the inability to get rid of them or to dislodge them from their minds.
3. In certain animals, the fast swallowing of food and then ejecting it and chewing it more thoroughly at a later time until digestion is completed in their other digestive areas: Cows and sheep are just two examples of animals that break down the vegetable matter that they eat by rumination.
rustication (s) (noun), rustications (pl)
1. A small bag; especially, for money.
2. The process of forming a sac or saccule.
3. A saccule or a group of saccules.
The process of salting.
The action or process of becoming, or causing to become, saline.
1. The process by which soluble salts accumulate in soil or water.
2. Becoming saline, or salty.
3. An accumulation of soluble salts in the soil of an arid, poorly drained region, as a result of the evaporation of the waters that carried them to the soil zone.
1. The act or process of secreting saliva.
2. An abnormally abundant flow of saliva.
3. Secretion or discharge of saliva; especially, the production of an excessive flow of saliva by administering mercury.
saltatory evolution (s) (noun), saltatory evolutions (pl)
The appearance of a sudden change within a species, caused by mutation: Saltatory evolution involves the progression of a species by sudden major changes rather than by the gradual accumulation of minor changes.

The phenomena of saltatory evolutions occur predominantly in plants as a result of having one or more extra sets of chromosomes or DNA that are encoded with genes and structural proteins.

salvation (s) (noun), salvations (pl)
1. To keep someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation.
2. The act of deliverance from destruction, danger, or a great calamity.
3. In Christianity, the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil by believing in God.
1. In theology, the action of the Holy Spirit in sanctifying or making holy the believer, by the implanting within him of the Christian graces and the destruction of sinful affections.
2. The action of consecrating or setting apart as holy or for a sacred use or purpose; hallowing (rendering holy by means of religious rites).
sanguification (s) (noun), sanquifications (pl)
1. The formation of blood cells in the living body; especially, in the bone marrow.
2. The production of blood; such as with the conversion of the products of digestion into blood; haematosis or hematosis (formation of blood in general).