-ation definition

  • suffix:
    • activity or process: strangulation.
    • the consequence of an action or process: acculturation.
    • State, condition, or quality of: eburnation.
    • An action or procedure - e.g. hibernation.
    • the consequence of an action or procedure - e.g. buildup.
    • A state or quality - e.g. exhilaration.
  • others:
    • A suffix creating nouns of action, and often equivalent to the spoken substantive in -ing. It sometimes has the further meanings of condition, hence which outcomes from the activity. A majority of these nouns have actually verbs in -ate; ; lots of people are derived through the French; ; and lots of tend to be formed on verbs closing within the Greek formative -ize (Fr. -ise).
  • noun:
    • A suffix of Latin source, happening in nouns of activity, etc.

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