versification

noun
ver·si·fi·ca·tion | \ˌvər-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of versification 

1 : the making of verses

2a : metrical structure : prosody

b : a particular metrical structure or style

3 : a version in verse of something originally in prose

First Known Use of versification

circa 1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for versification

borrowed from Latin versificātiōn-, versificātiō, from versificāre "to versify" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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