-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.

sequestration (s) (noun), sequestrations (pl)
1. The formation of a piece of or a fragment of lifeless bone removed from physically-fit bone because of an injury or disease: Dr. Jones and Dr. McMahon were puzzled as to why Marcus developed the sequestration in his left leg.
2. The isolation of a patient: Since Fay's daughter had a virus that was easily transmitted to others, she was placed in sequestration by the hospital staff.
3. A net increase in the quantity of blood within a limited vascular area: Medical sequestrations occur physiologically with or without the forward flow of blood persisting or are produced artificially by the application of tourniquets.
4. In common law, juries are often kept together and not allowed contact with other people during a trial and the jury deliberations until they are discharged and even the witnesses can be restricted: The prosecutor, Mr. Smith, believed defense witnesses might change their versions of the facts if they were permitted to hear the other witnesses testify; so, to avoid that problem, he requested that Judge Evans order the sequestration of all the witnesses. The judge agreed and so he ordered that all potential witnesses be placed in sequestration from the courtroom and each other until they were called to testify one at a time.
5. The effective removal of ions from a solution by coordination with another type of ion or molecule to form complexes that do not have the same chemical behavior as the original ions: It has been discovered that microbes may play a critical role in the sequestration of carbon in the oceans through a system termed the "microbial carbon pump", or MCP.
6. A description of a fiscal policy established by the U.S. Congress to limit the size of the federal government's excessive spending: The prospect of sequestrations seems to have become so catastrophic that Congress so far has been unwilling to let it actually happen.

Congress has repeatedly decided to raise the Budget Resolution spending limits upward toward the end of the legislative session in order to match the actual totals already appropriated; therefore, sequestration has largely diminished the incentives that the reformed budget procedures were supposed to provide for Congress to get better control of the budget deficit.

serialization, serialisation (British)
To write or to publish in serial form.
sermocination (s) (noun), sermocinations (pl)
The making of speeches or delivering religious messages to congregations in churches.
serrate, serration
1. With notches or projections like the teeth of a saw.
2. To give something an edge that is notched like the teeth of a saw.
1. The state of being siderated, or planet-struck; especially, a blast in plants.
2. A sudden and apparently causeless stroke of disease, as in apoplexy or paralysis.
1. The meaning of something; such as, a word, an event, or some other phenomenon: "The signification of a good vocabulary is an integral part of one's future vocational success."
2. Evidence for the existence of something: "Traffic lights are a signification of how important they are for the orderly movements of motor vehicles in cities."
simulation (s) (noun), simulations (pl)
1. The reproduction of the essential features of something; such as, an aid to study or training.
2. The imitation or feigning of something or a false appearance.
3. The construction of a mathematical model to reproduce the characteristics of a phenomenon, system, or process, often using a computer.
4. A computer game which simulates or reproduces a real activity; such as, flying.
5. A broad collection of methods used to study and to analyze the behavior and performance of actual or theoretical systems.

Simulation studies are performed, not with a real-world system, but on a (usually computer-based) model of the system created for the purpose of studying certain system dynamics and characteristics.

A means by which an RFID reader identifies a tag with a specific serial number from a number of tags in its field.

There are different methods of singulation, but the most common is "tree walking", which involves asking all tags with a serial number that starts with either a "1" or "0" to respond.

If more than one responds, the reader might ask for all tags with a serial number that starts with "01" to respond, and then "010". It keeps doing this until it finds the tag it is looking for.

Hiccupping, hiccough; gasping.
1. The act of sinicizing (making something Chinese in form or character.
2. Increasing Chinese influence on something or a place.
A turning or twisting to the left.
1. The process by which society integrates the individual, and the individual learns to behave in socially acceptable ways.
2. A continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behavior, and social skills appropriate to his or her social position.
3. The act of establishing on a socialist basis; such as, the socialization of medical services or industry.
solar declination
The apparent angle of the sun either north or south of the earth's equatorial plane.

The earth's rotation on its axis causes a daily change in solar declination.

solar degradation
A deterioration of materials which is produced by their exposures to solar energy.