Definitions

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  • suffix non-productive Used to form nouns meaning "the action of (a verb)" or "the result of (a verb)". Words ending in this suffix are almost always derived from a similar Latin word; a few (eg gumption) are not derived from Latin and are unrelated to any verb.

Etymologies

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From Middle English -cion, Old French -tion, -cion, borrowed from the accusative of Latin suffix -tiō. The Middle English -cion became -tion under the influence of the Middle French -tion and original Latin spellings.

Examples

  • These include prefixes, such as pre- or auto-, and suffixes, such as -ing, -tion, and -ism, that are meaningless on their own.

    A Mind at a Time

  • These include prefixes, such as pre- or auto-, and suffixes, such as -ing, -tion, and -ism, that are meaningless on their own.

    A Mind at a Time

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