the act, process, or result of making or doing: realization
Action, process, or result of doing or making: colonization.
Origin of -ization-iz(e) -ation
- A suffix forming nouns denoting the act, process, or result of doing something, or of making something.
- Most words ending in -ization are either formed from adding -ation to a word ending in -ize, or borrowed from another language (usually French or Latin).
- See also the usage notes about -ise.
From -ize + -ation.