suggestion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman suggestioun, Old French suggestion (modern French suggestion), from Latin suggestio, from suggero (suggest).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈdʒɛstjən/
  • IPA(key): /səɡˈdʒɛstʃən/
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Noun[edit]

suggestion (countable and uncountable, plural suggestions)

  1. (countable) Something suggested (with subsequent adposition being for)
    I have a small suggestion for fixing this: try lifting the left side up a bit.
    Traffic signs seem to be more of a suggestion than an order.
  2. (uncountable) The act of suggesting.
    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
  3. (countable, psychology) Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
    He's somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

suggestion

  1. Genitive singular form of suggestio.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

suggestion f (plural suggestions)

  1. suggestion; proposal
  2. suggestion (psychology, etc.)

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