-ification

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See also: -ificâtion

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French -ification, in turn from Latin -ficātiō, a noun ending related to the supine ending -ficātum of first-conjugation verbs ending in -ficō (English -ify), derived from compounding with faciō.

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-ification

  1. the process of becoming.

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Occurs in words of French or Latin origin, but also productive, instead of expected *-ifation, from -ify (become) + -ation (process of).

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-ification

  1. -ification

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