-tion

a suffix occurring in words of Latin origin, used to form abstract nouns from verbs or stems not identical with verbs, whether as expressing action (revolution; commendation), or a state (contrition; starvation), or associated meanings (relation; temptation).
[ < L -tion- (s. of -tio), equiv. to -t(us) ptp. suffix + -ion- -ION]

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Universalium. 2010.

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