- the act of ____ing: alteration
- the condition of being ____ed: starvation
- the result of ____ing: compilation
Origin of -ationfrom 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 -ātiō -ātiōn- n. suff. -ā- stem vowel of verbs in -āre -tiō -tiōn- abstract n. suff
OriginSee also: -âtion
From the Latin suffix -ātiō, an alternative form of -tiō (from whence -tion).