Meaning of -ATION in English

-ATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ -eɪʃ(ə)n ]

( -ations)

-ation and -ion are added to some verbs in order to form nouns. Nouns formed in this way often refer to a state or process; for example, starvation is the process of starving, and victimization is the process of being victimized.

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