-tion
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /-ʃən/, /-tʃən/
Suffix
  1. (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 (e.g. gumption) are not derived from Latin and are unrelated to any verb.
Related terms Translations
  • French: -tion
  • German: -ung (Germanic), -tion (Latin; Romanic)
  • Italian: -zione (unless previous letter was "s", when "t" remains as is, like in "digestione", "questione", etc.)
  • Portuguese: -ção (unless previous letter was "s", when "t" remains as is, like in "digestão", "questão", etc.)
  • Russian: -ция
  • Spanish: -ción (unless previous letter was "s", when "t" remains as is, like in "digestión", "cuestión", etc.)



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