See also: -âtion

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin -ātiō, an alternative form of -tiō (whence -tion).

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-ation

  1. An action or process - e.g. hibernation.
  2. The result of an action or process - e.g. accumulation.
  3. A state or quality - e.g. exhilaration.

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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French -ation, a borrowing from Latin -ātiō, -ātiōnem. Compare the inherited doublet -aison.

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-ation

  1. -ation

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Middle FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French -ation.

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-ation

  1. -ation

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin -ātiō, -ātiōnem.

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-ation

  1. -ation

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English -ation.

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-ation

  1. (humorous) used instead of -ação to give the word an air of formality
    enrolar ‎(to beat around the bush) + ‎-ation → ‎enrolation ‎(beating around the bush)
    faturar ‎(to profit) + ‎-ation → ‎faturation ‎(profits)
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