noun ul·ti·ma·tion \ˌəltəˈmāshən\

Definition of ultimation



  1. :  the act or result of ultimating :  the state of being ultimate

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Origin and Etymology of ultimation

Late Latin ultimatus (past participle of ultimare to come to an end) + English -ion — more at ultimate

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