circa 1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1
borrowed from Latin versificātiōn-, versificātiō, from versificāre "to versify" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns
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“Versification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/versification. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.
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