-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]

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Universalium. 2010.

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