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***zation vs ***sation?

So, there seem to be some contradicting opinions on this matter. Can anyone shed some light on this case?

Might be similar to visualize vs visualise, etc. I thought it might be a British vs American English matter.

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    Feb 8, 2011 at 14:22

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Virtualization is used in American English, virtualisation is used in British English.

The Oxford English Dictionary reports virtualization, and virtualisation as alternative form. The New Oxford American Dictionary only reports virtualization.

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    +1 - The moment we get more UK than USA visitors to SU, I am retagging! :)
    – wilhil
    Feb 8, 2011 at 14:23

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