from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound noun termination, as in expedition, extradition, etc., being -tion with a preceding original or formative vowel, or in other words, -ite + -ion. See -ite, -ion, -tion.


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  • Because I think he was on a road to perdition, [laughs] And extradition, and re-ignition -- any other "ition" you can find -- long before he met her.

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  • In addition to in-classroom and after-school activities, the organization puts on an annual business plan compet ition and a program called Finance Park, a financial literacy learning lab that simulates a miniature city and the financial choices people make on a daily basis.

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  • I ve been wondering what would have happened if, instead of firing Juan Williams, NPR had invited him onto Morning Ed ition to analyze his own remarks.

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  • The company holds 55% of mobile subscriptions for companies with more than 500 employees in the U.K., according to analysis firm Strategy Analytics, but a merger between Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile and Orange in Britain could bring extra compet ition.

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  • Of its four panelists, one of them, Geoffrey Boulton, was a member of the University of East Anglia's faculty of environmental studies for 18 years and signed a pet ition last December insisting that climate researchers "adhere to the highest levels of professional integrity."

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  • In add[ition], it may be nec[essary], in an all-for-all exchange, to release to the Communists the fol[lowing] classes of pers[ons]:

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  • AFP/Getty Images The expanding rift in Pakistan's ruling coal ition is a major blow for President Asif Ali Zardari, pictured.

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