-ation

noun suffix

Definition of -ation

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

Origin and Etymology of -ation

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


-ATION Defined for English Language Learners

-ation

noun suffix

Definition of -ation for English Language Learners

  • : the action or process of doing something


-ATION Defined for Kids

-ation

noun suffix \ ˈā-shən \

Definition of -ation for Students

1 : action or process
  • computation
2 : something connected with an action or process
  • discoloration

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