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  • -ation — a tion [L. ationem. See { tion}.] A suffix forming nouns of action, and often equivalent to the verbal substantive in ing. It sometimes has the further meanings of state, and that which results from the action. Many of these nouns have verbs in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ation — ⇒ ATION, ATIQUE, voir TION, IQUE. ation ❖ ♦ Élément servant à former de nombreux substantifs, sur une base généralement verbale (verbes en er). Ex. : amélioration, hibernation, libération. 0 Un des faits qui méritent d être notés (dans la vie des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • -ation — [ā′shən] [< Fr or L; Fr ation < L ation(em), suffix formed from at of pp. of are verbs (1st conjugation)] suffix forming nouns 1. the act of ing [alteration] 2. the condition of being ed [starvation] 3. the result of ing [compilation] …   English World dictionary

  • -ation — Suffix tion …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • -ation — suffix forming nouns of action; see ION (Cf. ion) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -ation — ► SUFFIX ▪ (forming nouns) denoting an action or its result: exploration. ORIGIN French or Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • ation — ab·alien·ation; cre·ation; cre·ation·al; cre·ation·ary; cre·ation·ism; cre·ation·ist; crown·ation; hy·droxy·meth·yl·ation; iris·ation; nu·cle·in·ation; pep·to·niz·ation; per·me·ation; phos·pho·ryl·ation; pol·len·ation; pro·cre·ation;… …   English syllables

  • -ation —   ierung/ ation: vgl. ation/ ierung. * * * a|ti|on, die; , en [(frz. ation <) lat. atio]: bezeichnet in Bildungen mit Verben (Verbstämmen) das Ergebnis von etw. (einer Handlung, einer Tätigkeit) oder diese Handlung selbst: Kanalisation,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • -ation — suffix (forming nouns) denoting an action or its result: exploration. Origin from Fr. ation or L. ation …   English new terms dictionary

  • -ation — noun suffix Etymology: Latin ation , atio, from a , stem vowel of 1st conjunction + tion , tio, noun suffix action or process < flirtation > ; something connected with an action or process < discoloration > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -ation — a combination of ate1 and ion, used to form nouns from stems in ate1 (separation); on this model, used independently to form nouns from stems of other origin: starvation. [ < L ation (s. of atio), equiv. to a s. vowel + tion TION] * * * …   Universalium

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