-ation

noun suffix

: action or process
flirtation
: something connected with an action or process
discoloration

Word History

Etymology

Latin -ation-, -atio, from -a-, stem vowel of 1st conjugation + -tion-, -tio, noun suffix

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Cite this Entry

“-ation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ation. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

-ation

noun suffix
-a·​tion
ˈā-shən
1
: action or process
flirtation
2
: something connected with an action or process
discoloration
Etymology

derived from Latin -ation-, -atio (noun suffix)

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