-ation

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See also: -âtion

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin -ātiō, an alternative form of -tiō (whence -tion).

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-ation

  1. An action or process - e.g. hibernation.
  2. The result of an action or process - e.g. accumulation.
  3. A state or quality - e.g. exhilaration.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French -ation, a borrowing from Latin -ātiō, -ātiōnem. Compare the inherited doublet -aison.

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Suffix[edit]

-ation

  1. -ation

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Middle French[edit]

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From Old French -ation.

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-ation

  1. -ation

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin -ātiō, -ātiōnem.

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-ation

  1. -ation

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

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-ation

  1. (humorous) used instead of -ação to give the word an air of formality
    enrolar(to beat around the bush) + ‎-ation → ‎enrolation(beating around the bush)
    faturar(to profit) + ‎-ation → ‎faturation(profits)