con·​sta·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkänztəˈtāshən, -n(t)stəˈ-\
plural -s

Definition of constatation

: 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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History and Etymology for constatation

French, from constater + -ation

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