constatation

noun con·sta·ta·tion \ ˌkänztəˈtāshən , -n(t)stəˈ- \

Definition of constatation

plural -s
: basic assumption : assertion
  • the mere constatation that a century and a half ago the family counted for much more than it does now
  • —F. R. Leavis

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Origin and Etymology of constatation

French, from constater + -ation


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