-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.

Harsh in inflicting the death penalty; such as, sanguination in laws that provide for the death penalty or cruel vengeance.
The process of saponifying; the decomposition of a fat by the addition of an alkali that combines with its fatty acids to form a soap, the remaining constituent, glycerine, being consequently liberated.
1. Necking as a method of love-making.
2. Amorous caressing of the female body (flesh) as a method of love-making.
satiation (s) (noun), satiations (pl)
1. Sparkling; a subjective sensation, as of seeing sparks.
2. A tiny flash of light, especially one produced in certain substances (scintillators) when a photon or an ionizing particle deposits energy in the scintillator by ionizing one or more atoms.

Typically there is one scintillation for each ionizing event. The flashes can be counted electronically, and the average count rate then measures the intensity of the incident radiation.

3. The action of scintillating; emission of sparks or spark-like flashes of light; a spark.
4. The twinkling or tremulous motion of the light from fixed stars or a rapid twinkling of stars caused by constant small changes in the atmosphere's density.
5. A small flash of visible or ultraviolet light emitted by fluorescence in a phosphor when it is struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon.
6. Figuratively, a flash, a brilliant display (of wit or thought).
1. The development of scotomata in the visual field.
2. The development of figurative blind spots resulting in the suppression of certain items of information and knowledge.
1. The transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession.
2. A procedure of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion.
3. The process of becoming secular; the separation of civil or educational institutions from ecclesiastical control.

Secularization is also defined by some as the process in which mystical, sacred, and otherworldly explanations, outlooks, beliefs, interests, and concerns are replaced by rational, critical evaluations and by pragmatic and utilitarian standards.

sedimentation (s) (noun), sedimentations (pl)
A natural process by which particles float to the bottom of water and form other elements: Sand is known to form solid layers of rock by mens of accumulated sedimentation.
segregation (s) (noun), segregations (pl)
An action or situation of disengaging people or things away from other people or things: The school had set up an academic segregation of pupils with learning problems so they could have more appropriate curricula to meet their learning needs.
sensation (s) (noun), sensations (pl)
1. Something that is felt strongly and briefly in the mind, or a quick and strong emotion: Samuel had a sensation of having been in the town before.
2. A perception of, or conscious impression, of something brought about by the senses, such as hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling: The auto accident left Mary's right hand without a sensation or any feeling.

The cool breeze caused a strange sensation during the heat of the night.

3. A condition of some lively public interest and excitement: The news about the about the football team winning the championship caused a sensation at the university.
sensitization (s) (noun), sensitizations (pl)
The action or process of making someone more aware of something: The teacher was striving to provide a program that would give the students a sensitization regarding the dangers of using drugs.
1. Detached, disconnected, or disjoined.
2. Unconnected; distinct; unique: "There were two separate questions."
3. Being or standing apart; distant or dispersed: "She owned two separate houses."