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1. The process or result of forming a NOUN from a word belonging to another word class: writing/writings and shaving/shavings derived from write and shave by adding -ing; sanity derived from sane by the addition of the noun-forming suffix -ity; nominalization derived from nominalize by adding -ation.

2. The process or result of deriving a noun phrase by a transformation from a finite clause: their rejecting my complaint or their rejection of my complaint from They rejected my complaint.