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a compound suffix of nouns, being -tion with a preceding original or formative vowel, or, in other words, a combination of -ite2 and -ion: expedition; extradition.

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Origin of -ition

<Latin -itiōn- or -ītiōn-, stem of -itiō or -ītiō.See -ite2, -ion
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Example sentences from the Web for -ition

  • "I don't know nothing about your inter-ition," returned Old Jeff, showing the whites of his eyes to a frightful extent.

    There She Blows!|William Hussey Macy
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