- the act of ____ing: alteration
- the condition of being ____ed: starvation
- the result of ____ing: compilation
Origin of -ation; from French or L; French -ation ; from Classical Latin -ation(em), suffix formed from -at- of past participle of -are verbs (1st conjugation)
- a. Action or process: strangulation.b. The result of an action or process: acculturation.
- State, condition, or quality of: eburnation.
Origin of -ationMiddle English -acioun, from Old French -ation, from Latin -ati&omacron;, -ati&omacron;n-, n. suff. : -a-, stem vowel of verbs in -are + -ti&omacron;, -ti&omacron;n-, abstract n. suff.
OriginSee also: -âtion
From the Latin suffix -ātiō, an alternative form of -tiō (from whence -tion).